Dyslexia Research

The DRT runs research studies to learn more about how Dyslexia and visual disturbance affects both children and adults.


In the DRT clinics we carry out research studies into learning conditions. These studies investigate genetics, neurology, imaging, electrophysiology, psychophysics, cognition, diagnosis, and treatment of dyslexia.


We want to better understand what is happening in the brain during reading development so that we are more able to help when reading difficulties occur. To do this we are studying various visual, auditory, motor and reading tasks in adults and children.


Some of these studies involve being assessed by our team at Reading; other research projects are undertaken in Oxford.


Participating as a Research Volunteer

Many of our research projects would be impossible without the help of volunteers.

If you volunteer to take part in our research, we will contact you from time to time to tell you about projects which might be of interest to you.


You are under no obligation to participate in all, or even any, of them. Any information you provide is entirely confidential and will only be available to researchers at the DRT. You may opt out at any time and we will remove your details from our volunteer database.


To participate in a child’s research study, please contact our Clinic Research Team.

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More About Our Research

Coordination in poor readers

Hearing and Dyslexia

Immunological factors in Dyslexia

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Genetics of Dyslexia

Research Publications

Our full research publications can be found at the department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics where our founder John Stein is Professor Emeritus.