Laboratory for the Assessment and Training of Academic Skills (LATAS)

Theory Development

The third goal of LATAS is to develop a better understanding of learning disabilities. This involves working on theoretical descriptions of the origin of learning difficulties and the nature of the cognitive changes that occur when performance improves as a function of our interventions. For instance, the data we have collected shows that students who praticipate in our intervention program become better readers or better at math activities.

We want to understand the cognitive changes that mediate this improvement, and that requires the development and evaluation of a theory that ties together a description of the problem the student was initially experiencing with a description of the cognitive changes that result from effective intervention.


To schedule a LATAS appointment Call (413) 545-0693

Parents, are you concerned about learning disabilities?

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Goals | Approach | Diagnostic Assessment
Educational Interventions | Theory Development
Do Our Efforts Work? | Costs
Data We Collect | Confidentiality of Data