A photo of Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus.

Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab has found that reading intervention results in neural circuits related to both normalization and compensation in children with dyslexia. They have also highlighted the importance of the right hemisphere in reading comprehension both in children (7 to 9 years) and in adolescents (18 years).

Research Interests

Neuroimaging: written language; oral language development

Visit Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab website.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


General and Community Pediatrics, General and Community Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Radiology, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

My Education

PhD: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

My Publications

Horowitz-Kraus T, Vannest JJ, Gozdas E, Holland SK. Greater Utilization of neural-circuits related to executive functions is associated with better reading: a longitudinal fMRI study using the verb generation task. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Jun 20;8:447.

Kraus D, Horowitz-Kraus T. The Effect of Learning on Feedback-Related Potentials in Adolescents with Dyslexia: An EEG-ERP Study. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 20;9(6):e100486.

Horowitz-Kraus T, Cicchino N, Amiel M, Holland SK, Breznitz Z. Reading Improvement in English and Hebrew-Speaking children with Reading Difficulties after Reading Acceleration Training. Ann Dyslexia. 2014 Oct;64(3):183-201.

Horowitz-Kraus T, Wang YY, Plante E, Holland SK. The involvement of the right hemisphere in reading comprehension: a DTI study. Brain Res. 2014 Sep 25;1582:34-44.

Berman S, Cicchino N, Hajinazarian A, Mescher M, Holland SK, Horowitz-Kraus T. An fMRI Study of a Dyslexia Biomarker. Young Scientists Journal. 2014  26:1-4.

Horowitz-Kraus T, Breznitz Z. Can Reading Rate Acceleration Training Improve Executive Functions in Adolescents with Reading Difficulties and in Typical Readers . B rain Res . 2014 Jan 28;1544:1-14.

Horowitz-Kraus T, Vannest JJ, Holland SK. Overlapping Neural Circuitry for Narrative Comprehension and Proficient Reading in Children and Adolescents. Neuropsychologia. 2013 Nov;51(13):2651–62.

Horowitz-Kraus T. Differential effect of cognitive training on executive functions and reading abilities in children with ADHD and in children with ADHD comorbid with reading difficulties . J Atten Disord . 2013 Sep 11.

Horowitz-Kraus T. Can the Error-Monitoring System Differentiate ADHD  from ADHD with Reading Disability? Reading and Executive Dysfunction as Reflected in Error Monitoring. J Atten Disord. 2013 May 31.

Breznitz Z, Shaul S, Horowitz-Kraus T, Sela I, Nevat M, Karni A. Enhanced  Reading by training with imposed time-constraint in typical and dyslexic adults. Nat Commun. 2013:4:1486.