From the Directors

Nov. 2013 Meeting of the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus

We are very excited to share a very special event that took place in Congress on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Sponsored by the Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus, the event aimed to help raise awareness of dyslexia within Congress and was well attended by Congressional representatives, their aides, and interested members of…

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2013 NEALS Conference at the Hopkins School

On Monday, April 15th, the Hopkins School in New Haven hosted the 2013 Spring Conference of the NorthEast Association of Learning Specialists (NEALS) in the beautiful, sun-filled Heath Commons of the school. The attendees were given a warm and enthusiastic welcome from Barbara Riley, Head of Hopkins School, which set…

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“Dyslexia Revealed” at Stonington High School

Dr. Bennett Shaywitz and I attend and speak at many events and they are all meaningful. Sometimes an event is so special that it must be shared with all of you. Below is one such event that was held to honor the memory of a very special young man, Owen Vail. An extraordinary event took place on the evening of April 9th, 2013, at Stonington High School…

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Brazilian Educator Visits YCDC

As a physician I know how important it is to have a diagnosis for your symptoms. Sometimes, the value of having a diagnosis of dyslexia is brought to light in unexpected ways. I had just such an experience recently when a wonderful educator from Brazil came to visit with us at YCDC. Her name is Dr. Nancy, a brilliant woman with a…

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