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

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Dyslexia; Neurobiology; Neurology; Pediatrics; Psychiatry

Research Organizations

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatrics: Pediatric Neurology

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

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.

Specialized Terms: Epidemiology and Neurobiology of Dyslexia

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Sally E Shaywitz, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric NeurologyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavillon - 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Office Location
Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street, Ste 3089

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity