From one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems--now revised to reflect the latest research and science-based approaches.
SALLY E. SHAYWITZ, M.D., is the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in
Learning Development at Yale University and co-founder and
co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. She is
the author of more than 350 scientific articles and book chapters,
and the creator of the Shaywitz DyslexiaScreenTM, a tool used by
teachers to reliably screen young children for dyslexia.
Overcoming Dyslexia won the Margo Marek Book Award and the
NAMI Book Award. Dr. Shaywitz is an elected member of the National
Academy of Medicine and is regularly selected as one of the "Best
Doctors in America." She has testified before committees in both
the Senate and the House. She lives in Woodbridge, CT.
JONATHAN SHAYWITZ, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist. He was the director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, and more recently the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital Mission Viejo.
"Sally Shaywitz is an amazing woman, and no one has a better understanding of dyslexia and how it affects young children. Her work in this field is unmatched. One in five children of all classes, genders, and races have dyslexia, and it must be recognized early. These children think fast but read slow, through no fault of their own. Some of them are brilliant, but their brilliance often goes unrecognized. Sally's tireless advocacy for those who have this learning disability has to be an inspiration for anyone who values early learning, systems of intelligence, and how to combat the many false perceptions of dyslexia. Her constant fight to change public policy as it relates to the way dyslexia functions and is understood in the nation's schools should be deeply meaningful to anyone who cares about children in today's world." --Bob Dylan
"In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her
images, her brain-and yes, her heart-to shine a piercing and
clarifying light on what we so inadequately call 'dyslexia.' What
is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it." --Daniel
D. Federman, M.D., "Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the
inner workings of dyslexic minds." --Time
"An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz." -The Baltimore Sun