Sally E Shaywitz MD
Audrey G. Ratner Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology) and Professor in the Child Study Center; Co-Director, Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Epidemiology & Neurobiology of Dyslexia
Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., studies dyslexia in children and adults. She is the author of over 200 scientific articles, chapters and books, including, Overcoming Dyslexia (Knopf, 2003) which details critical scientific findings in dyslexia and how to translate this scientific knowledge into clinical practice. Her research provides the basic framework: conceptual model, epidemiology and neurobiology for the scientific study of dyslexia. Dr. Shaywitz originated and championed the “Sea of Strengths” model of dyslexia which emphasizes a sea of strengths of higher critical thinking and creativity surrounding the encapsulated weakness found in children and adults who are dyslexic. Her most recent work provides the long awaited empiric evidence for the unexpected nature of dyslexia.