Ritika G. – BASIS Chandler

BASIS Chandler Senior Ritika G.

Developing Better Screening and Awareness for Dyslexia

Project/blog link: Developing Better Screening and Awareness for Dyslexia
BASIS Advisor: Mrs. Sandra Gelblicht
Internship location: Healing Hearts Pediatrics
Onsite Mentor: Nilam Khurana, Pediatrician/Co-Founder

Project Abstract

At this moment, there is no treatment to cure dyslexia; scientists must first discover the cause of this disability. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. The goal of my project is to develop an efficient questionnaire for the diagnosis of dyslexia at an early age. My research includes four phases. Phase one addresses identifying the positive predicted value. Phase two develops version one of a questionnaire. Phase three is the first test of the questionnaire. Phase four is the review, revision, and rollout of an adequate screening tool for health care providers to test an efficiency spectrum for ultimate diagnosis of the issue.

Developing Better Screening and Awareness for Dyslexia