Program for Research On Neurodevelopmental and Translational Outcomes (PRONTO)

Our mission is to build resilience in children with or at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders through innovative biomedical interventions evaluated in real world settings such as schools. We work to develop neurodevelopmental, resilience-building interventions and their impact in schools.


Our collaborative PRONTO team aims to create tools and infrastructure to share results of the phenotyping characterization with teachers and students, and measure qualitative and quantitative changes in baseline outcome measures in the school setting before and after targeted interventions. In the short-term, UCSF outcome researchers and teacher-investigators at Armstrong School will create specific tools to track children’s progress overtime, develop, define and refine targeted interventions, and test the impact of phenotype classification and related interventions. As the dyslexia phenotypes and remediation targets are validated, this outcome system will lead to more effective identification and treatment of dyslexia in the Bay Area, particularly in underserved neighborhoods and ultimately nationally and internationally. Neurology and Psychiatry researcher/clinician and teacher collaboration is integral to this lab to classroom to community translational collaboration.

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