Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that involves difficulty reading. Functional brain imaging has found that language and visual regions of the brain are altered in dyslexia, but the mechanisms underlying reading impairment are unclear. Our researchers study the effects of dyslexia and reading interventions on the brain, and examine how factors such as socioeconomic status may influence treatment.
Percentage of US children estimated to be affected by developmental dyslexia.SOURCE: Norton et al.
Children from families of lower socioeconomic status are 2.5 times more likely to read below grade level.SOURCE: Peterson et al.
Satrajit Ghosh uses neuroimaging, speech communication, and machine learning to improve assessments and treatments for mental health.