Jason D. Yeatman

Jason D. Yeatman
Jason D. Yeatman
Assistant Professor,
Stanford University

Jason Yeatman is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford University. Yeatman completed his PhD in psychology at Stanford, where he studied the neurobiology of literacy and developed new brain imaging methods for studying the relationship between brain plasticity and learning. After finishing his PhD, he took a faculty position at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences before returning to Stanford. As the director of the Brain Development and Education Lab, the overarching goal of his research is to understand the mechanisms that underlie the process of learning to read and how these mechanisms differ in children with dyslexia as well as to design literacy intervention programs that are effective across the wide spectrum of learning differences. Yeatman's lab employs a collection of structural and functional neuroimaging measurements to study how a child’s experience with reading instruction shapes the development of brain circuits that are specialized for this unique cognitive function.

Publications by Jason D. Yeatman
We use data from oral reading fluency (ORF) assessments to examine COVID-19’s effects on children’s ORF in over 100 U.S. school districts. Students’ development of ORF largely stopped in spring 2020 following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In…