A Florida State University-based research team studying the best ways to help students with learning disabilities has received an $8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. .
Led by Dr. Rick Wagner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Eugenia and Russell Morcom Chair, the grant is to further research on dyslexia and other learning disabilities to help train the next generation of scientists, and to do public outreach to ensure that research on these issues is making its way into the nation's schools. Wagner's team includes 13 faculty members from FSU across psychology, education and communications.
"Some of the research we've done already has helped children in schools, but we don't think we've done all we can yet," Wagner said. "That's really going to be our focus as we reach out more to make a difference in the schools and for families."