Research on Reading Disabilities in the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center

  • Richard K. Olson
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 16)


The Stavanger conference on dyslexia (November, 1997) highlighted the strong contributions from Norway and other Nordic countries to our understanding of this important problem. The Center for Reading Research, founded by Torleiv Høien, has played a major role in supporting strong basic research on dyslexia and has hosted several excellent international conferences. The Center for Reading Research has fostered a high level of collaboration among different researchers with different perspectives on dyslexia. This collaboration has substantially increased our understanding of the etiology and remediation of reading disabilities. In this chapter, I present an overview of the history, methods, and some major results of a similarly collaborative research program at the University of Colorado in Boulder.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Word Recognition Reading Comprehension Reading Disability Fluent Reading 
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  • Richard K. Olson
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  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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