A Message from YCDC Co-Directors Drs. Sally & Bennett Shaywitz
Join Us in Louisiana
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).
LKA truly leads the way in providing the environment; the educators; the consistent, evidence-based instruction and accommodations; and support necessary for dyslexic boys and girls to thrive, to learn and to gain self-esteem as capable learners.
The Drs. Shaywitz are looking forward to celebrating LKA Leading the Way with you in Baton Rouge on Friday, April 24th.
Please join us to celebrate this ground-breaking school, LKA, which is truly leading the way.
Below are events taking place on Friday, April 24th, in Baton Rouge, LA: If you have any questions about these events, please contact Becky at Beckymn@lakeyacademy.com or call 225-931-6580.
8:15 a.m. Dyslexia Awareness Rally/LKA leads the way. Capitol Steps in Baton Rouge.
11:30 a.m. “The Science of Dyslexia: Aligning Education with Science” sponsored by Senator Bill Cassidy’s Office. Pennington Biomedical Research Center on Perkins Road. More information here.
7:00 p.m. LKA “Academy Awards” Gala at Celtic Studios. Baton Rouge.
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