The Windward Institute
The Windward Institute is a division of and serves The Windward School and the broader educational community by:
- Providing professional development;
- Forming partnerships with leading education institutions;
- Advocating for students with language-based learning disabilities; and
- Expanding The Windward School's reputation and expertise
Since its release in 2003, the first edition of Overcoming Dyslexia, written by Sally E. Shaywitz, MD, co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, has been regarded as one of the most influential books in the field. For the second edition of the book, published in March 2020, The Windward School was selected for special praise and inclusion by the co-authors, Dr. Shaywitz and Jonathan Shaywitz, MD.
From the desk of Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute
On February 28, Philips’s research application specialist and EEG, or electroencephalography, expert Trey Avery, PhD, led faculty members of The Windward School's Brainy Trainees Leadership Team in training to prepare for phase two of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Research Project, Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School.
On March 9, Danielle Scorrano, Research Coordinator at The Windward School and Host of READ Podcast, moderated a panel, “Dyslexia Legislation: How We Can Change the System” with the following New York State legislators: State Senator Brad Hoylman, State Senator Robert Jackson, Windward alum and Assemblymember Robert Carroll ’04, and Assemblymember JoAnn Simon. The panel will focus on raising awareness about dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities as well as advocating for more comprehensive legislation, educational practices, and support services for this population.
Five Windward faculty members trained at Haskins Laboratories in preparation for becoming faculty research assistants for the upcoming spring EEG data collection
212 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (917) 736-9136
40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: (914) 908-3551
To contact the Executive Director of The Windward Institute, please call: (914) 908-3549
Dr. John J. Russell
Executive Director of The Windward Institute
Assistant Director of The Windward Institute
Research Coordinator and READ Podcast Host
Assistant to the Executive Director
The Windward Institute Manhattan Administrative Assistant
The Windward Institute Westchester Administrative Assistant
As of January 8, 2020, the Windward Teacher Training Institute rebranded as The Windward Institute. All courses and workshops will continue to be offered by Windward-trained instructors at the same locations and use the same scientifically-proven, research-based multisensory academic curriculum.