Reading Study for Kindergarteners

Principal Investigator: Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D.

Other researchers: Sheryl Rimrodt, MD


This research studies brain development and reading in Kindergarteners. There is an initial 15-minute screening testing session to determine eligibility for a longitudinal study, which follows a child’s academic growth through the end of the first grade.

We ask children and their parent to: Call or email us to express interest, or complete our online screener here or scan the qr code below. If eligible, we will then schedule a 30-minute screening visit to make sure your child is eligible for the longitudinal study. If eligible for the longitudinal study, you will be contacted with more information.

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Study is conducted by the Education and Brain Science Laboratory of the Vanderbilt Special Education Department in Nashville TN 37203.
Study is sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institute of Health

Participant Criteria

Children currently in Kindergarten, with or without reading disabilities, English as first language.


Check for $50 after initial screening visit is completed.

Visit Requirements

One visit totaling 30 minutes.


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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Enter your name and contact information and this study's coordinators will contact you if there are openings available.