Dyslexia research may take place in schools, medical research facilities, on college campuses, and other locations involving a variety of professionals.
There have been significant strides made in dyslexia research over the past several years, but there is still much to be learned. Institutions, universities, and organizations around the world are committed to advancing knowledge about dyslexia, its origins, and the ways to help individuals overcome it.
Some major areas of concentration of dyslexia research include:
- The relationship between dyslexia and the multiple genes involved in developing reading ability
- How brain circuitry differs in individuals with dyslexia compared to individuals without dyslexia
- How dyslexia impacts psychological and social aspects of life
- The impact of dyslexia on an individual's overall academic success
- How best to teach literacy skills to individuals with dyslexia
- Ways to identify students with characteristics of dyslexia
- The shared and unique attributes of dyslexia and other disabilities
- The stability of a dyslexia identification and long-term outcomes for students
There are a variety of different fields in which researchers conduct dyslexia research. Some types of researchers that often collaborate on dyslexia research include:
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Special Educators