Cognitive and Neural Processes in Reading Comprehension

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Principal Investigator: Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D.

Other researchers: Sheryl Rimrodt, MD.


This research study investigates the development of reading and reading comprehension in children 1st – 5th grade. Initial 30-minute screening visit at the end of 1st grade to determine eligibility for longitudinal study which follows children 2nd – 5th grade with four visits, one at the beginning of each school year.

We ask children and their parent to:

Call or email us to express interest, or complete our online screener at this link.

If eligible, we will then schedule a 30-minute screening visit to make sure your child is eligible for the longitudinal study. If eligible for longitudinal study, you will be contacted with more information.

Study is conducted by the Education and Brain Science Laboratory of the Vanderbilt Special Education Department in Nashville TN 37203.Study is sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institute of Health.

Participant Criteria

6-8 year old, first grade children with or without reading disabilities, English as first language.


Check for $50 after initial screening visit is completed.

Visit Requirements

One visit for 30-minutes as screening.


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Contact Information

Education and Brain Science Research Laboratory

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