The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Response to DSM-5 Criteria— Act Now!

There are important legal and scientific/medical concerns and suggested criteria, including that Dyslexia should be represented as a specific disorder. A joint response by two legal experts: Ruth Colker, the Distinguished University Professor, Heck-Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University; JoAnn Simon, nationally recognized expert on disability law; and two physician-scientists, Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz titled: Comments on Proposed DSM-5 Criteria for Specific Learning Disorder from a Legal and Medical/Scientific Perspective.

Please click here to read our joint response to the
proposed DSM-5 criteria for Specific Learning Disorder.