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.

Assistive Technology Coordinator Karah Kluck with a tablet computer
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.

Anna Gibbs, M.Ed., Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
Children can practice their comprehension skills using this approach and our included graphic organizer.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D., Sean Thompson
Have your children practice their writing skills at home with our writing prompts in English and Spanish!
Leah Zimmermann, M.Ed.
Three areas to consider when picking a text and a listing of websites with free texts to read.