Leonard Apt Lecture: The Science of Reading and Dyslexia

Sally E. Shaywitz, MD, and Bennett A. Shaywitz, MD

It is a great honor to present this lecture, which honors the extraordinary contributions to scholarship and teaching of Leonard Apt, MD a true renaissance man. For more than four decades, Leonard Apt has contributed both singular discoveries and a continuous stream of research findings that have significantly advanced our knowledge in the field of pediatrics and pediatric ophthalmology. In the words of Leonard Apt, “In academic medicine, I have been free to question and investigate new theories. Years from now, I’d like to be remembered as a doctor who never stopped asking ‘Why?’”

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