Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Dear Educators' Forum Attendees,


Thank you so much for joining us at The Yale Club for the Educators' Forum and screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.  It was  truly heartening to see so many interested and caring educators so actively engaged and interested in learning more about dyslexia.


We feel as though we just scratched the surface in sharing  our knowledge of dyslexia and how dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading in otherwise extremely bright boys and girls. As you may recall from our talk, even though dyslexic individuals cannot read quickly, they can think quickly and with appropriate accommodations can be--and are--at the top of many fields such as law, medicine, journalism business and science; truly students who make their schools proud. We welcome your comments or questions that may have been stimulated by the event. Please free, and indeed encouraged, to contact us at [email protected].


We encourage you to visit our website (www.dyslexia.yale.edu) often, as we frequently update the content. You might be interested in an article by Jane Wallace about award-winning, New York City-educated dyslexic journalist Richard Engel, recently added to our site.  Click here to read it. 


We would also be interested in hearing ways you think we can share this knowledge with your school community as well as  the wider educational community.  Plans are under consideration for another gathering in late fall with a slightly different format.  Please let us know if you would be interested, or if you think your colleagues would be interested. We welcome your emails  at  [email protected] 


This evening was a memorable one for both Bennett and me.  We were sorry to see it end, but are eager to continue the conversation.


Have a good summer,


Sally Shaywitz, M.D.  and Bennett Shaywitz, M.D.

Co-Directors, The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity


The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Yale University
New Haven , Connecticut 06520