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Much of our work focuses on academically relevant areas such as reading, math and scientific thinking. Our models of typical brain function are also informed by our research in atypical populations such as dysphasia (developmental language disorder), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and deafness. A major focus of our work has been on learning disabilities, including dyslexia (reading disability) and dyscalculia (math disability). Recent research in our lab is investigating the role of educational interventions for enhancing brain function. Our work has important implications for the identification and treatment of developmental disorders.