For the past 25 years, Dr. Fletcher, a board certified clinical neuropsychologist, has completed research on children with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the development of reading, language, and other cognitive skills. Much of his research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, including program projects on spina bifida, math, and learning disabilities. Dr. Fletcher presently serves on the NICHD National Advisory Council. He served on the Rand Reading Study Group, the National Research Council Committee on Scientific Principles in Education Research, and the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education. Dr. Fletcher was the recipient of the Samuel T. Orton award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2003.