The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Our Mission
Our Mission

“We know more about dyslexia than we do about cancer. 
We know how to identify it correctly, and intervene at an early age. 
We can’t say that about many other medical conditions.”
-Dr. Bennett Shaywitz

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity serves as a nexus for research on dyslexia, and is as well a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

Our mission is to uncover and illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia, disseminate the latest innovations from scientific research and practical advice, and transform the treatment of children and adults with dyslexia.

Many of today’s leading innovators from a variety of fields—business, medicine, film, design, and even writing—are dyslexic.  Most rose to their positions not by accident, but by a careful navigation of barriers. With the Center’s emphasis on strengths rather than failures, children—and adults—can become some of society’s most creative and valued contributors.


Dyslexia is often spoken of as a hidden disability. What is not at all appreciated is that dyslexia can also be a hidden source of great abilities and frequently unrecognized powers.

The YCDC Website is a valuable tool to...

  • Deliver news and information about the Center and about research on dyslexia.

  • Provide resources, information, and encouragement to people with dyslexia, parents, educators, and clinicians.

  • Highlight the strengths of individuals with dyslexia.