UCSF Dyslexia Center

The UCSF Dyslexia Center is a proud founding partner of the UCSF | UC Berkeley Schwab Center for Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity. The mission of the UCSF Dyslexia Center is to eliminate the debilitating effects of developmental dyslexia while preserving and even enhancing the relative strengths of each individual. In addition, we aim to develop best practice protocols to implement individually catered interventions in classrooms throughout the country.

To accomplish its mission, the UCSF Dyslexia Center has

  • Assembled an interdisciplinary team of preeminent scientists to contribute to a multifaceted approach in characterizing the strengths and weaknesses associated with developmental dyslexia,
  • Enlisted the talents of renowned neuroscientists, geneticists and clinicians across language, reading, cognition, aging, visuospatial, aging and social domains to help the Dyslexia Center to excel in examining the whole person throughout the lifespan, and
  • Utilized the newest neuroimaging and genetic techniques in individuals and families to evaluate neurobiology as it relates to cognitive and biological phenotypes.

Finally, the UCSF Dyslexia Center works closely with schools and educators to apply the knowledge gained from this unique program to develop early interventions and educational strategies to help children with dyslexia thrive.