Talking with an Expert on Dyslexia

Dr. Gordon Sherman on Brain Research and Reading

This is the transcript of an interview Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D. did with Schwab Learning that although a few years old, is an good summary of the neurological basis of dyslexia. Dr. Sherman is the Executive Director of The Newgrange School in New Jersey. He was previously Director of the Dyslexia Research Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and is a former president of the International Dyslexia Association.

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4 Responses to Talking with an Expert on Dyslexia

  1. Michael Cox says:

    I don’t know if this is a good spot to post but, i find it hard to do research and find schools that work will with Dyslexia? I live in NC and plan on moving back to IL and I’m having hard time finding any schools that may work well with My Dyslexic daughter private or public. Is there a resource that I can use to find one?

    Thank You

  2. Sanford says:

    Michael. This is a great spot for your question. Firstly, I’d take a look at the searchable database on this site. Just click on the Schools page on the upper right hand side. You can search by geography as well as learning disability type.

    There’s many comments people have made over the years that you’ll wind up accessing here as well.

    Keep us posted on your search.

  3. Michael Cox says:


    Thank you, I did the searchable databse and nothing come up for IL, I know of a couple but they are in Chicago area and was hoping to find a few closer to the centeral part of IL where my Family lives. I thought made there was a website for Dyslexic schools that I just haven’t found. thank you for your time and answering me back. I will keep looking at post on this site and see if someone has posted something before.

    • Sanford says:


      Get in touch with Jeanette B. Spires, a top notch educational consultant and placement expert. She may be able to help or point you in the right direction.
      Contact Information:
      111 Fallstone Drive
      Lake Forest, IL 60045

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