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Academic Outcomes During School Vacation

Investigating the brain and behavior correlates associated with reading outcomes during school vacation (summer months in the US)

Christodoulou, J.A. & Hoeft, F. (2015): Summer Vacation: Important Insights for Reading Development. International Dyslexia Association

Shafer, Leah (2016, August): Summer Math Loss. Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Romeo, R., Christodoulou, J.A., Halverson, K.K., Murtagh, J., Cyr, A.B., Schimmel, C., Chang, P., Hook, P.E., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2017): Socioeconomic Status and Reading Disability: Neuroanatomy and Plasticity in Response to Intervention. Cerebral Cortex, 50(2), 115-127. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx131 PMID: 28591795

Christodoulou, J.A., Cyr, A., Murtagh, J., Chang, P., Lin, J., Guarino, A.J., Hook, P., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2017). Impact of Intensive Summer Reading Intervention for Children with Reading Disabilities and Difficulties in Early Elementary School. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 50(2), 115-127.

Reading Fluency

Investigating the brain and behavior correlates associated with automatic, fluent, and efficient reading skills.

Christodoulou, J.A., Del Tufo, S.N., Lymberis, J., Saxler, P.K., Ghosh, S.S., Triantafyllou, C., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2014): Brain Bases of Reading Fluency in Typical Reading and Impaired Fluency in Dyslexia.  PLoS ONE 9(7): e100552.

Katzir, T., Christodoulou, J.A., & Chang, B. (2017). The Neurobiological Basis of Fluency. In Z. Breznitz (Ed.), Brain, Mind and Fluency.

Reading Abilities in Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia (PNH)

Investigating the brain and behavior correlates associated with reading skills in individuals with a distinct brain structure associated with reading fluency difficulties. 

Christodoulou J.A., Barnard, M.E., Del Tufo, S.N., Katzir, T., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Chang, B.S. (2013). Integration of Gray Matter Nodules Into Functional Cortical Circuits in Periventricular Heterotopia.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 29(2), 400-406.

Christodoulou, J.A., Walker, L.M., Del Tufo, S.N., Katzir, T., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., & Chang, B.S. (2012). Abnormal Structural and Functional Connectivity in Gray Matter Heterotopia.  Epilepsia, 53(6), 1024-32.

Reading Abilities Following Cerebral Hemispherectomy

Investigating the brain and behavior correlates associated with reading in individuals who have undergone cerebral hemispherectomy (removal of a brain hemisphere). 

Katzir, T., Christodoulou, J.A., DeBode, S., (2017). When Left Hemisphere Reading is Compromised: Comparing Reading Ability in Children After Left Cerebral Hemispherectomy and Children with Developmental Dyslexia.  Epilepsia, 57(10), 1602-1609.

Reading in Children from Diverse Language Backgrounds

Investigating the relative strengths and risks in English language/reading proficiency in children who have diverse language backgrounds and approaches to measuring them.

Luk, G. & Christodoulou, J.A. (2016). Assessing and Understanding the Needs of Dual-Language Learners. In S. Jones & N. Lesaux (Eds.), PreK Expansion and Improvement.

Mancilla-Martinez, J., Christodoulou, J.A., & Shabaker, M.M. (2014). Preschoolers’ English Vocabulary Development: The Influence of Language Proficiency and At-Risk Factors. Learning and Individual Differences, 35, 79-86.

Educational Neuroscience

PBS/NOVA. (2016, September). The Future of Education.

Sylvan, L. & Christodoulou, J.A. (2010). Understanding the Role of Neuroscience in Brain-Based Products: A Guide for Educators and Consumers. Mind, Brain, & Education, 4(1), 1-7.

Christodoulou, J.A. & Pierce, M. (2008). Cautions for Consumers of “Brain-Based” Reading Programs.  ASCD Express, 4(4).