Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center

Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center

The FLDRC is one of 3 federally funded LDRC projects. The projects are designed to broaden the scientific and practical understanding of learning disabilities and comorbid (co-occurring) conditions. The projects are funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Florida State holds the grant for one of the centers. The project – FLDRC includes faculty at Florida State as well as 12 other universities. There are two other centers, one at the University of Colorado and The Texas Center for Learning Disabilities at the University of Houston.

The FLDRC is in its third 5 year cycle of NIH funding. The Center has 6 Projects and 3 Cores. The projects include:

  • Project 1: Definition, Classification and Risk Prediction
  • Project 2: Developing Dynamic Forecasting Intervention Algorithms for Children with Severe Literacy Disabilities
  • Project 3: Understanding Risk for Early Language and Literacy Difficulties in Young Children
  • Project 4: Reading and Math Co-Development in a Diverse Sample of Twins
  • Project 5: Co-Development of Skills Associated with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities in Monolingual and Bilingual Children
  • Project 6: Imaging genetics in SRD: Mega- and Meta-analyses


The cores include an administrative core, an analytics core and an engagement core. To learn more please visit the website https://fsuld.org

To learn more about the scope of all the LDRCs: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/supported/ldrc

Read about FLDRC in the news: https://fcrr.org/news/florida-learning-disabilities-research-center

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Dr. Jamie Quinn: 2018 Rebecca Sandak Young Investigator Award Recipient

Dr. Jamie Quinn: 2018 Rebecca Sandak Young Investigator Award Recipient

FCRR methodologist, Dr. Jamie Quinn, was presented the 2018 Rebecca L. Sandak Award on July 21 in Brighton, England. The award, conferred by the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, recognizes gifted young reading researchers who show outstanding promise and dedication to the field. It was established to honor the memory of Rebecca Sandak who passed away before her research goals and ideas could be fully realized.

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