TO LEAVE A THEATER SMARTER THAN WHEN YOU ENTERED IT"
"...THE MOST COMPLETE CINEMATIC
EXPRESSION OF THE TRUTH OF DYSLEXIA PRESENTED IN A WAY THAT IS INFORMATIVE, HEARTFELT & MIGHTY ENTERTAINING..."
"...WORTH THE ATTENTION OF ANYONE
INVOLVED IN TEACHING A STRUGGLING CHILD THE INDISPENSIBLE SKILL OF READING."
"INFORMATIVE, ENTERTAIING, UPBEAT..."
Dislecksia: The Movie is a light-hearted documentary with a serious purpose. It will give viewers a better understanding of the condition itself, the problems it makes for individuals and families, and the programs that are needed to deal with it. It will help dyslexics and their families get the assistance they need. It will give them hope – as well as a crash course in how to laugh at their own condition.
The movie provides a critical tool for creating that public awareness. It will educate a wide public on what dyslexia is – not a sign of stupidity as so many believe, but of a need to learn in a different way. It will tell parents of dyslexics what they can do to ensure that their children are properly diagnosed and given the kind of instruction they need. It will help schools understand what they need to do to identify those at risk for dyslexia and to provide the instruction that will allow them to learn. It will help educators gain support from parents and the community to provide what dyslexic kids need. And it will help dyslexics themselves understand that they have the potential to learn successfully, but that they have to learn in a different way.
Almost everyone in America has a dyslexic in their family, has friends and colleagues who are dyslexic, or is dyslexic themselves. I hope that after seeing this movie, every one of them will say, “Now I know why Tommy can’t read – and I know what to do about it.”