Overcoming Dyslexia

The brand new 2020 second edition of Overcoming Dyslexia, from Dr. Sally E. Shaywitz, shares exciting scientific discoveries that bring new hope to dyslexic students and their families.

Dr. Shaywitz is one of the world’s preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia and this book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical resources available on identifying, understanding and overcoming reading problems using the latest research and evidence-based approaches.

In this second edition of Overcoming Dyslexia, Churchill is noted as a highly recommended and regarded specialized school for dyslexic students. In an important section, “Choosing a School” (Chapter 23: Finding the School For Your Dyslexic Child), there is a very important focus on schools like Churchill where the dyslexic child’s “….educational need serves as the central focus on the school’s instructional program rather than being incidental or peripheral to it.” Churchill is specifically named in this very distinguished list of highly recommended schools for students who are dyslexic on page #325.

Dr. Shaywitz shares that,

One of my primary focuses is the critical importance of attending a specialized school like Churchill for dyslexic students. It makes such a positive difference, and among such schools, my book lists the most outstanding, such as Churchill Center & School. Lucky students are fortunate to attend this school.

Overcoming Dyslexia is so important to the work we do and the children we serve. Churchill is proud and honored to be recognized by Dr. Shaywitz, as her work continues to have a profound impact on our community, and has served as a beacon of hope for families looking to understand why their bright child is struggling.

Please watch a powerful video featuring The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (YCDC) Co-Director and writer Dr. Sally Shaywitz, as she delves into her award-winning book Overcoming Dyslexia (2nd Edition) and answers questions for parents and educators as they are back in school during these uncertain time.


Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D.
Co-Director, Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
The Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development


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