The generosity of friends of the Center inspires us and has allowed our Center to make major contributions to dyslexia — including that dyslexia is unexpected, that is, you can be dyslexic and extremely intelligent; it affects girls as well as boys; and it is extremely common, affecting one in five.
Most recently, thanks to the support of our loyal donors, we discovered that the achievement gap in reading between typical and dyslexic readers is evident as early as first grade, leading to our development of a reliable, inexpensive screener for dyslexia.
Your donations provide the fuel that drives the scientific engine of our dyslexia research and ultimately benefits the children and adults who are dyslexic. As many of you know and have experienced personally, our major goal is to ensure that all our research and knowledge is acted upon to improve the lives of dyslexic children.
You can also mail your donation directly to the Center:
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
129 York Street, Suite 1P
New Haven, CT 06511
Thank you, and best wishes for the holiday season
Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D.
The Charles and Helen Schwab Professor in Dyslexia and Learning Development
Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D.
The Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development
Co-Directors, Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (www.dyslexia.yale.edu)
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