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Families Needed for Study on Reading Disabilities

Families needed for SickKids research study on the genetics of reading disabilities

Who can apply?

Children aged 6 to 16 who struggle with reading, and their parents

What’s involved?
  1. Eligibility screening
  2. Eligible families come to SickKids hospital in Toronto for one full day of study participation, involving the following:
    • Psycho-educational assessment for the child
    • Parent interviews and questionnaires
    • Blood sample from child and parents
  3. Following participation, families will receive a detailed report describing the results of their child’s psycho-educational assessment, which may be helpful with educational planning

How do I apply?

Contact Kirsten Blokland, PhD:

kirsten.blokland@sickkids.ca  (please carefully note spelling) 

416-813-8207

 
This study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
 
Study recruiting participants until January 2019, and possibly beyond

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

info@ldaniagara.org
Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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