The DyslexiaKid project (in Finnish: Lukilapsi) belongs to the DyslexiaBaby longitudinal study (in Finnish: Lukivauva) that investigates children's early language development and determines the influence of a familial dyslexia risk on this development..

Dyslexia is a highly heritable learning disability. With dyslexia, reading is slower and more prone to mistakes. We aim to investigate the early signs of dyslexia and means to support language and reading skill development. Our goal is to find effective means to alleviate or prevent dyslexia as early as possible.

DyslexiaKid and DyslexiaBaby projects are conducted at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki in collaboration with the University of Jyväskylä and Karolinska Institutet. These projects also belong to the Centre of Excellence in Music, Mind, Body and Brain.

From 2015 to 2017, we recruited over 200 families that were expecting a child, and at least one of the parents had dyslexia. We also recruited families that had no dyslexia as controls. In the spring of 2023, we started the school-age children’s measurements. We also started recruiting new families with school-age children. You can read more about the study in the Data collection page.