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October 2017: Neural Functional Connectivity Predicts Reading Performance

Read Jessica Church-Lang's summary of a study by Alcauter et al. (2017) that examined the role of the striatum in reading performance of school-age children.


September 2017: Training in Neuroscience Decreases Neuromyths

Read Kelly Macdonald's summary of an article in which Macdonald, Germine, Anderson, Christodoulou, and McGrath (2017) present their findings from a U.S. survey on neuromyths.


August 2017: Effects of Reading Intervention for Fourth Grade Struggling Readers

Read Dr. Jamie M. Quinn's summary of a study by Wanzek et al. (2017) that evaluated the effects of Passport to Literacy for upper-elementary students with comprehension difficulties.


July 2017: Value-Added Modeling and Educational Accountability

Read Dr. Pat Taylor's summary of an article by Everson (2017) that evaluated the findings of existing literature related to value-added models.


June 2017: Systematic Review of Language and Problem Behavior

Read Dr. Garrett Roberts' summary of an article by Chow and Wehby (2016) on the associations between language and problem behavior.


May 2017: Interpreting Reading Comprehension Test Results

Read Dr. Philip Capin's summary of an article by Hua and Keenan (2017) that explores how reading comprehension tests vary in the underlying skills they assess.


April 2017: Achievement Gaps for Students With Disabilities

Read Dr. Nancy Scammacca's summary of an article by Schulte, Stevens, Elliott, Tindal, and Nese (2016) that examines patterns of reading growth over time for students with disabilities, general education students, and academically gifted students.


March 2017: Differences Between Published and Unpublished Effect Sizes

Read Dr. Jeremy Miciak's summary of a Polanin et al. (2016) study on publication bias through the review of 81 meta-analyses.


January 2017: Brain Imaging and Theories of Developmental Dyslexia

Read Dr. Jenifer Juranek's summary of a Vandermosten et al. (2016) meta-analysis of MRI brain imaging studies of prereading children and the implications for dyslexia.


November 2016: Minority Representation in Special Education

Read Dr. Greg Roberts' summary of a Morgan et al. (2015) study of the representation of minority students in special education.


October 2016: Determining ÒBest Available Evidence"

Read Dr. Jack Fletcher's summary of Stockard & Wood's (2016) The Threshold and Inclusive Approaches to Determining “Best Available Evidence’’: An Empirical Analysis.


September 2016: Visual Word Identification and Attention

Read Dr. Paul Cirino's summary of Besner et al. (2016) article on the role attention plays in reading behavior.


August 2016: Reading Comprehension in Boys with ADHD

Read Dr. Jessica Church Lang's summary of a study by Friedman et al. (2016) on reading comprehension and ADHD.


July 2016: Reading Instruction for ELLs in Middle Grades

Read Dr. Amy Barth's summary of the findings from Hall, et al. (2016) meta-analysis of research on reading instruction for English language learners.


May 2016: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Early Reading Programs

Read Dr. Nancy Scammacca's summary of Hollands et al. (2016). Cost-effectiveness analysis of early reading programs: A demonstration with recommendations for future research.


March 2016: Meta-Analysis of Writing Interventions for Students with LDs

Read Colby Hall and Marcia Barnes's summary of a meta-analysis of writing interventions by Gillepse & Graham (2014).


February 2016: Literacy Growth of ELLs with LDs

Read Dr. Greg Roberts's summary of a study by Solari et al. (2014) on LD identification among low-SES and ELL students.


December 2015: Improving Reading Comprehension for High School Students with LDs

Read Dr. Sharon Vaughn's summary of a Vaughn et al. (2015) study on reading intervention for students with disabilities and high school retention.


November 2015: Evaluation of RTI Practices for Elementary School Reading

Read Dr. Jack Fletcher's comments on Balu et al. (2015) recent publication on the evaluation of RTI practices.


October 2015: Inference Instruction for Struggling Readers

Read Dr. Amy Barth's summary of Hall's (2015) recent synthesis of intervention research on inference instruction for struggling readers.