Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

I had heard about this movie from one of the professional dyslexic blogs I follow, and today Amazon sent me an email about it, based upon other books I've purchased from them.

Robert Redford's son,  Richard, has a child with dyslexia, (Robert Redford's grandson) which prompted the creation of this movie, produced by Richard Redford.

Product Overview: Since 1 in 5 people are dyslexic, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia –a film that demystifies dyslexia -- is being hailed around the world as a "must see" for everyone. The film provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity share their insights gleaned from their decades long research into this perplexing disability.

Directed by James Redford, the film dispels the misconceptions about the condition. It also paints a picture of hope by proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw. The Big Picture beautifully illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages, and ultimately can be overcome.

Purchase for $18.51 here

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