Russell Van Brocklen combined the brain research in Overcoming Dyslexia with the three default writing strategies in Strategies for Struggling Writers while in graduate school.
As a result, his initial research program was funded by the NYS Senate and is owned by the SUNY Research Foundation. He found that a motivated high school student with dyslexia increased their writing skills 7-8 grade levels in one academic year.
Russell has presented at The Everyone Reading Conference in Manhattan in 2006 and 2014-2019. He also presented in November of 2018 at a Conference run by The Learning Disability Association of NJ.