In dyslexia: an action gap
"So what’s the problem? The good news is that our problem is a solvable one. Of course, we are always seeking new knowledge. In dyslexia there is sufficient high quality scientific knowledge to help and to turn around the lives of so many struggling children. In dyslexia, remarkably in America, in the year 2014, we have not a knowledge gap but an action gap. We have the knowledge but it is not being put into policy and practice and far too many children and adults, too, are suffering needlessly. There is an epidemic of reading failure that we have the scientific evidence to treat effectively and we are not acknowledging or implementing it. It is our hope that hearing the depth and extent of the scientific knowledge of dyslexia will alert policy makers to act and to act with a sense of urgency."
Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity