The 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 through research with students, professional learning for educators, and technical assistance for school districts.

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Learn how students' struggles with early literacy skills may be an indicator of dyslexia.
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Our research and evaluation projects are highly collaborative.
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Anna Gibbs, M.Ed., Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
Hear from the interventionalist from an IRRC evaluation project on her experiences with virtual vocabulary instruction.
Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., Ed.Psy., M.Ed., Cert. Dys.
For beginning readers, these texts provide a focused and carefully planned opportunity to read words in sentences.
Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., Ed.Psy., M.Ed., Cert. Dys.
Help overcome the writing frustrations of children with dyslexia by using a handful of approaches and incorporating assistive technology.