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Rauno K. Parrila, PhD

Rauno K. Parrila, PhD

Director, JP Das Centre on Developmental & Learning Disabilities
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

6-102 Education North
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada
T6G 2G5

(780) 492-3696
rauno.parrila@ualberta.ca
Personal faculty page

Research & Interests

I am interested in cognitive, socio-cognitive, and linguistic correlates of both typical and atypical reading development. My current research examines (a) the cognitive, linguistic, and social compensation mechanisms of high-functioning adult dyslexics, (b) linguistic and cognitive correlates of individual differences in reading acquisition from kindergarten to grade 6, (c) linguistic and cognitive correlates of reading acquisition and fluent reading of deaf individuals, and (d) the effect of seductive details in text or pictures on comprehension and retention of central information when reading expository texts. I also have a keen interest in identification and remediation of reading, attention, and problem solving difficulties in children.

Research Projects

i) Cognitive, linguistic, and social compensation mechanisms of high-functioning adult dyslexics

ii) Cognitive, linguistic, and social correlates of individual differences in reading acquisition

iii) Development and remediation of different subtypes of developmental dyslexias.

Selected Publications

Current PhD Students

Prospective Students

I supervise graduate students from Special Education, School Psychology, and Psychological Studies in Education programs. If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in the Das Centre, please email me (rauno.parrila@ualberta.ca) a current CV and short description of your research interests and background.

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