Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D. is professor of pediatrics and child study at the Yale University School of Medicine, where she co-directs the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention Dr. Shaywitz also serves as associate editor of the journal Child Development. In 2002, Dr. Shaywitz was chosen as “One of the Best Doctors in America” and “One of America’s Top Doctors.” . Her research interests include both the development of skilled reading and the study of disorders of reading and math in children, adolescents, and young adults. She uses functional imaging to understand brain mechanisms involved in reading and in dyslexia and to examine hormonal influences on cognition. She is also principal investigator of the Connecticut Longitudinal Study, an epidemiologic, longitudinal study of the development and outcome of 445 schoolchildren who have been monitored from kindergarten through young adulthood. Her research provides the basic framework: conceptual model, epidemiology and neurobiology for the scientific study of learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia, in children.
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