A Message from YCDC Co-Directors Drs. Sally & Bennett Shaywitz
YCDC Co-Director testifies before the CT State Legislature Committee on Education
on a proposed bill: An Act Concerning Students with Dyslexia.
Dr. Sally Shaywitz testified on a proposed Connecticut legislative bill to help students with dyslexia. Nicholas Dawley, a 4th grade student at Mohegan Elementary School, and his mother Amanda Dawley came to support dyslexia at the hearing and waited to express their thanks for Dr. Shaywitz’ work and support of students who are dyslexic.
This past year was truly extraordinary for all those who care deeply about helping dyslexic boys and girls, men and women get the support they need to reach their full potential. At the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, our focus has always been on translating scientific knowledge into action. In 2016 that approach paid off in powerful ways from the…Read More
It is with profound sadness we share with you the passing of Matthew Badger, a great champion for all who are dyslexic or care for children with dyslexia. Although you may have heard of Matthew from reading about him in newspapers, we were fortunate to get to know him on a more personal level through a mutual friend, Beth Ravelli…Read More
I am happy to share with you the welcome news that, at long last, dyslexia has had a hearing, an excellent one at that, held by the US Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. On Tuesday, May 10th, a major Senate hearing devoted to dyslexia titled, “Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education” took place…Read More