J. P. Das Centre on Developmental and Learning Disabilities
Das Centre is a research and training centre located within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Das Centre began operation in 1967.
The mission of Das Centre is to provide research, training, and some clinical services to children and adults with developmental, perceptual and learning disabilities. Global developmental disabilities affect all areas of learning while specific developmental, learning, and perceptual disabilities may affect only one or a few areas of learning (e.g., reading or attention disorders).
Das Centre is a collective of researchers and encompasses the Reading Research Lab (RRL). The RRL focuses on literacy acquisition and acquisition problems across languages. Das Centre researchers and the Reading Research Lab provide both graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to grow as researchers and participate in various research projects relevant to the field.