This section contains details of the DRT's research, and information about how to take part in our research studies.
In Publications and other research you will find lots of free resources which you can download. Why not sign up for our free DRT e-newsletter so that we can keep you updated on our latest research and events.
Participate as a Research Volunteer
Many of the research projects would be impossible without the help of volunteers. In the DRT clinics we carry out research studies into learning conditions. These studies investigate genetics, neurology, imaging, electrophysiology, psychophysics, cognition, diagnosis, and treatment of dyslexia. We want to better understand what is happening in the brain during reading development so that we are more able to help when reading difficulties occur. To do this we are studying various visual, auditory, motor and reading tasks in adults and children. Some of these studies involve being assessed by our team at Reading; other research projects are undertaken in Oxford.
What happens if you volunteer for a Research Project?
If you volunteer to take part in our research, we will contact you from time to time to tell you about projects which might be of interest to you. You are under no obligation to participate in all, or even any, of them. Any information you provide is entirely confidential and will only be available to researchers at the DRT. You may opt out at any time and we will remove your details from our volunteer database.
To participate in a child’s research study, please contact our Clinic Research Team.