From the Directors

Dyslexia and Bullying

Bullying intersects with dyslexia particularly in school settings where far too often dyslexia is not identified, the word, dyslexia, not used, and the associated symptoms not addressed.

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2016: An Extraordinary Year

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…

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Remembering Matthew Badger

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…

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US Senate HELP Committee Hearing

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…

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LKA Leading the Way in Baton Rouge

Physician-scientists and YCDC co-directors Drs. Bennett and Sally Shaywitz care passionately about dyslexia and the futures of children who are dyslexic. The Drs. Shaywitz strongly support charter schools for dyslexic children and congratulate Dr. Laura Cassidy for all her efforts and commitment in founding the Louisiana Key Academy (LKA)…

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