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Dyslexia Video Delight - "Journey Into Dyslexia"

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A documentary that takes an honest look at the reality of dyslexia, and the highs and lows of living with it. The overall message is HOPE!

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Growing up and surviving school is tough. Being stigmatized as "learning disabled" can drive a child right to the edge. Giving hope to students whose dyslexia makes them fear the written word, this enlightening and lighthearted film looks at young people living with learning differences as well as adults who struggled in school, and then succeeded in life. The result is a documentary that addresses the public's misunderstanding of the issue and demonstrates the great potential of each dyslexic individual.

Journey into Dyslexia explores the phenomenon of people who have enormous difficulty with words--people who all too often are pushed aside as disabled or, cruelly, labeled stupid. The most powerful aspect of the documentary is the straightforward interviews with dyslexics themselves, among them young students grappling with these issues in the classroom; a professor at Johns Hopkins, whose son is also dyslexic; famed consumer advocate Erin Brockovich; a college recruiter who first heard about dyslexia on The Cosby Show; and a micro-miniature sculptor, who makes expressive sculptures that fit inside the eye of a needle. One dyslexic has invented a device that can read, with an electronic voice, any page it photographs--he reflects the sizable percentage of entrepreneurs who are dyslexic, as the difficulties they face force them to develop other extremely useful and inventive skills. As a movie, this is a mix of talking heads and scientific explication. The subject matter is so rich--and the interviews so compelling and nakedly emotional--that viewers may come away envying the unique challenges and triumphs that dyslexics experience.

A super movie for teachers, parents, and students.

Length: 1 hour 16 minutes

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We are a volunteer nonprofit organization consisting of parents and professionals caring about literacy. Our focus is to benefit individuals, adults, students, educators, and professionals dealing with dyslexia and learning disabilities. The So CA Tri-Counties Branch (formerly the Inland Empire Branch) is dedicated to informing and educating our communities about dyslexia. Browse our website and learn about dyslexia and dysgraphia: www.dyslexia-ca.org You may contact us by phone: 951/686-9837 or by email - tcb.info@dyslexia-ca.org

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