Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Luis Macias is the father of Alejandro. Alejandro, now nine years old, struggled in school due to his undiagnosed dyslexia. After finally getting the correct diagnosis of dyslexia, Alejandro and his family are changed for the better. Luis is producing a documentary film called “Embracing Dyslexia.”
I believe that a majority of people do not know what dyslexia really is. The most common belief is that it is when someone reverses their b’s and d’s or they see words backwards and therefore can’t read. Nothing could be further from the truth. Misinformation is the biggest reason why most people who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling never find out they’re dyslexic or find out later in life after they’ve suffered horribly in school.
This seems like a real grass roots and heartfelt endeavor by a dad, motivated by all the right reasons, to inform and inspire.
[via Richard Wanderman]