AirTalk for October 10, 2013

'Dislecksia: The Movie' explores how dyslexic people learn

Dislecksia: The Movie cover

According to the International Dyslexia Association, one in 10 people have symptoms of the language-based learning disorder that can make tasks like reading, writing and spelling difficult for those affected.

“Dislecksia: The Movie” explores how dyslexic individuals learn, and what can be done to revolutionize education. The filmmakers consult with experts, doctors and advocates to gain insight into what’s it like to live with dyslexia and the different challenges faced by those who have it.

Directed by Harvey Hubbell V, who is dyslexic himself, the film also features Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano. Hubbell’s film delves into the complex issues surrounding dyslexia and paints a vivid picture of a learning disorder that sculpts the lives of those who struggle against it.

Do you or someone you know have dyslexia? How have you dealt with it?

Guests:

Harvey Hubbell, Emmy-winning documentarian and director of “Disleksia: The Movie”

Lainie Donnell, educational therapist and President, Los Angeles Branch of the International Dyslexia Association


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