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) 


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 awareness, advocacy, research, education and services.

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Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
The Branscombe Centre
1338 Fourth Avenue
Unit S215
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 0G1

Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336