Response to DSM-5 Criteria
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.
In Praise of Breadth
We are excited to share with our YCDC family this new commentary, which is especially important for parents of a dyslexic child.Read More
New Dyslexia Advocacy from Sen. Bill Cassidy
As Dr. Shaywitz emphasizes, while we always seek more knowledge, we already have sufficient knowledge to do better; rather than a knowledge gap we have an action gap that we must close.Read More
Good News for a Wonderful Family
YCDC Co-Director Dr. Sally Shaywitz shares some exciting news for two dyslexic students.Read More
The Truth About Accommodations
The recent unsettling scandal around college admissions has cast a shadow on an innocent, hard-working, group of students – those with dyslexia who are entitled to accommodations.Read More