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Rauno Parrila

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Dr. Parrila is interested in psychological, linguistic, and social correlates of both typical and atypical development of academic skills, particularly reading. Dr. Parrila’s current research projects examine (a) the cognitive, linguistic, and social compensation mechanisms of high-functioning adult dyslexics, (b) linguistic and cognitive correlates of individual differences in reading acquisition, (c) the development and remediation of different subtypes of developmental dyslexias, and (d) the effect of seductive details in text or pictures on comprehension and retention of central information when reading expository texts. He also has a keen interest in identification and remediation of reading, attention, and problem solving difficulties in children.

His research has been funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, and Norwegian Research Council.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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