The Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (TCLD) conducts research that leads to a more comprehensive understanding of the following:
TCLD supports research that leads to a more comprehensive classification of LD, a more integrated understanding of intervention for children with reading problems, and important cross-discipline insights into the nature of LD. Currently, this research takes the form of four projects to be conducted over the next five years.
Dr. Jack M. Fletcher, PI, University of Houston
Phil Capin, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Jessica Church-Lang, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Paul Cirino, University of Houston
Dr. David Francis, University of Houston
Dr. Elena Grigorenko, University of Houston
Dr. Jenifer Juranek, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dr. Jeremy Miciak, University of Houston
The research sites are the University of Houston, The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The current Classification and Integration project is led by David Francis of the University of Houston. The Executive Function and Attention project is led by Paul Cirino, also of the University of Houston. The University of Texas at Austin implements aspects of the current Intervention project, led by Sharon Vaughn. The current Neuroimaging project is housed at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, led by Jenifer Juranek. The Epigenetics project is led by Dr. Elena Grigorenko, of the University of Houston.