University of Iowa

Student Reading Success Through Research and Collaboration

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Helping Students Read Better and Learn More

The Iowa Reading Research Center strives to improve the literacy skills of all students. We provide guidance for literacy instruction in schools by conducting research in practical settings to evaluate the effectiveness of literacy practices.

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Free consultation appointments for families of children with dyslexia and other reading disabilities.
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Learn literacy instructional strategies and dyslexia overview information via our modules.
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The IRRC is ready to help districts improve students' outcomes by working with educators to find evidence-based solutions to literacy challenges in the classroom.


Find posts about literacy instructional approaches, reading research updates, literacy guidance for families, and more on our blog.

Adam Reeger, M.S., Ariel M. Aloe, Ph.D.
Essential principles of study design lead to generalizable results for a wide reach of students.
Anna Gibbs, M.Ed., Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
Teach students to read and understand a compound word by identifying the two words that make it.
Leah Zimmermann, M.Ed.
Students learn to write a debatable, focused, and clear claim with this instructional approach.