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Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathan Shaywitz, M.D.

Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Dr. Sally E. Shaywitz is the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development in the Yale University School of Medicine and Co-Director, with her husband, Dr. Bennett A. Shaywitz, of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Dr. Shaywitz received her B.A. (with honors) from the City University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has devoted her career to better understanding and helping children and adults who are dyslexic, and is the author of over 350 scientific articles, chapters and books, including the widely acclaimed national best-seller, Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level (Knopf, 2003; Vintage, 2005) which received the Margo Marek Book Award and the NAMI Book Award. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, she has received numerous honors for her work in advancing the scientific understanding of reading and dyslexia.

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.

OVERCOMING DYSLEXIA: Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020)