Georgia Learning Disabilities Research Innovation Hub (GLDRH)

The Georgia Learning Disabilities Research Innovation Hub (GLDRH) is a federally funded, cross-disciplinary, research hub that addresses the specific needs of African-American children who have learning disabilities (LD). Currently, the hub is focused on reading disabilities within this population. Our current foci are:

  • improving measurement and identification of reading-related learning disabilities in African-American children generally, and in African-American children growing up in poverty, specifically.
  • understanding the role of dialectal variation in the development of reading skills and reading-related learning disabilities in this population.
  • developing linguistic and cognitive profiles of a large sample of urban African-American children.

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For more information about this project, please contact: Dr. Julie Washington ( or Dr. Nicole Patton Terry (