Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Margaret Byrd Rawson, whose pioneering research and advocacy work in dyslexia helped lead educators around the world to a greater understanding of how to help children with reading disabilities, died Nov. 25. She was 102.

Her work, which spanned 70 years, included conducting one of the country's longest-running studies of children with language disorders. She followed her subjects, 56 boys from The School in Rose Valley in Moylan, Pa., for more than 50 years. Her book, Dyslexia Over the Lifespan, published in 1968 and updated in 1995, described the study.

Ms. Rawson was a founding member and former president of the Orton Dyslexia Society, now called the International Dyslexia Association, based in Towson, Md.—LISA FINE

Vol. 21, Issue 14, Page 4

Published in Print: December 5, 2001, as Death
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories