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Must-See TV: HBO Tackles Dyslexia in Two Documentaries

On October 22, 2012, HBO2 is airing Journey Into Dyslexia, a program first released in 2012.

On October 29, 2012, in another rare TV event, HBO is airing The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

Both are must-see TV for anyone who has an interest in this learning disability.

Journey Into Dyslexia

In the Oct 22 program, Journey Into Dyslexia, the learning disability takes center stage with profiles of accomplished professionals and students that have the learning disability, along with insights from educators and researchers in the field.

Award-winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond bring you into the dyslexic brain, explaining the complexities of the disability in terms everyone can understand, debunking myths and misperceptions along the way.

The uplifting message is hard to miss: Despite struggles in school, the successful adults in the documentary consider their dyslexia a gift, crediting the condition for their success.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

The Oct. 29th premiere of this compelling documentary features personal accounts of the experiences of children, experts, and leaders who have dyslexia.

While filled with important information, this film also reflects the personal journey of Director James Redford to learn the truth about dyslexia, the learning disability of his son, Dylan.

“Had I seen this movie when Dylan was functionally illiterate in 4th grade,” says Redford, “I would have been spared an extraordinary amount of anxiety about the future.”

So bust out the popcorn, set the DVR, gather friends, family, and anyone else you know who has an interest in dyslexia. Both programs are definitely must-see TV!

For more information see websites for Journey Into Dyslexia and The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.


Viewing Details

  • Journey into Dyslexia is scheduled to air on Oct 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm on HBO2 East, and 10:45 pm HBO2 West. Also available on HBO Go.
  • The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia premieres on Oct 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm on HBO.



4 Responses to “Must-See TV: HBO Tackles Dyslexia in Two Documentaries”

  1. Patty Polson Says:

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this subject. My 9yr
    Old was diagnosed @7 and I want to inform the world
    Especially clear up all the misconceptions of dyslexia!!

  2. Cornelia H Baker Says:

    Is there any way to purchase the DVDs on dyslexia? I feel that my grandson is not receiving the help he needs. Thank you.
    Cornelia Baker

  3. DeAnn Light Says:

    Is there anyway to purchase the HBO documentary on dyslexia? I need to learn all I can for my 10 year old.

  4. Jane Says:

    Yes, you can purchase the documentaries from HBO.

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