Educational Development in Individuals with Extra X Chromosomes

Dr. Donald Bear, director of The Center for Learning and Literacy at the University of Nevada, Reno and student investigator, Mina Avery are conducting a study of the influence of extra X chromosomes on reading development.

This study hopes to determine specific areas of reading strengths and weaknesses.

Individuals with chromosome variants 47,XXX and 47,XXY ages 5 to adult are invited to participate in the study.
Your participation in this study is voluntary.
Your participation will involve copying achievement test scores, completing the spelling inventory and downloading the following documents from
-Consent forms
-Spelling inventory instructions
-Spelling inventory word list
-a survey

The spelling inventory, survey, consent forms and the copies of achievement tests will then be mailed to the E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy, at the University of Nevada, Reno.

If you wish to be notified the spelling inventory assessment you may request this information when you mail in your test scores, inventory, survey and consent forms.

Please note an e-mail address or mailing address to which you wish the results to be sent.

A brief research report will be sent to the website moderators to post if they choose.

This report will also be available at

For more information about the study of educational development in individuals with extra X chromosomes, contact Mina Avery at

14-04-2009, The results
Educational Development In Individuals with Extra X Chromosomes.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree
of Master of Education in Literacy Studies.
By Mina Avery and Dr. Donald R. Bear/Thesis Advisor December, 2008

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