Dyslexia: genes, brain functions, interventions

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Description

Dyslexia, or reading disorder, is a major health-related challenge with a genetic background and related abnormal brain activity. Our research aims to discover new insights into the etiology of dyslexia and to directly overcome this challenge. In the present study, we launch an extensive interdisciplinary effort to focus on the most severe forms of dyslexia. Our team consists of cutting-edge expertise in the areas of molecular genetics, brain research, statistical mathematics, intervention methods and technologies, combined with an exceptionally thorough understanding of the precursors of dyslexia, based on the Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Dyslexia, a former Centre of Excellence funded by the Academy of Finland. Our goal is to develop efficient individual learning techniques that can be offered at a developmentally early enough stage and, thus, minimize the lifelong significant handicaps.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/201531/08/2019

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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