About the Author
Sally Shaywitz, M.D., is a neuroscientist, a professor of pediatrics at Yale, and codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and of the National Reading Panel, mandated by Congress to determine the most effective reading programs. She has written for "Scientific American" and the "New York Times Magazine." Dr. Shaywitz lectures throughout the country and appears regularly in national media. She lives with her husband in Woodbridge, Connecticut.
Fields is a recipient of the golden Voices Award. She has also garnered six Earphones Awards, the Grammy of audio narration. She currently helps AIDS patients and sings in an eighty-voice choir.