Category Archives: Books and Videos

This is a growing collection of books and videos that are useful to professionals in the LD community as well as children and adults with learning disabilities.

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Self-Compassion for LD Learners

Sometimes the language of self-development can admittedly feel awkward or to some, pretentious. Since the field is relatively new and language evolves, it can be a little uncomfortable to use it at first when at the family dinner table with … Continue reading

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Book for Children with Anxiety, Worries

Book for Anxious or Worried Children by Sanford Shapiro “Sanford Shapiro has written a sweet and insightful coming of age children’s tale, beautifully illustrated, chronicling the parallel journeys and triumphs of courage and connection over fear, undertaken by an unlikely … Continue reading

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The Art of Timelapse

vimeo.com/81620083 This is a great short video, sent to me by my friend Richard Wanderman, about a photographer/videographer named Michael Shainblum and his time-lapse work. Beautiful images. I loved listening to his explanation of how he produces his work. It’s … Continue reading

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Dislecksia, the Movie

Looking forward to seeing this documentary film, “Dislecksia”, by Harvey Hubbell.

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Rethinking Dyslexia: A Documentary by James Redford

James Redford, son of the iconic American actor, Robert Redford, has made a documentary about having dyslexia, titled Rethinking Dyslexia. The film will be shown Monday, October 29th on HBO. One might say there is a risk in always portraying … Continue reading

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A Tale of Mental Illness

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Visual Spatial Learners and Creativity

This is an interesting article at Psych Central dot com about connections between Visual-Spatial learners and creativity and learning differences, including dyslexia. I don’t think one size fits all in regards to dyslexia. Not all people with dyslexia are going … Continue reading

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Embracing Dyslexia

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 … Continue reading

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Literate Nation Movie

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnbzVYFvNZY&feature=youtu.be Interesting collection of “facts.” Especially interesting the last third as it gets into specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Are we failing our kids and country? [via Carolyn D. Cowen]

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The D Word

Here’s a clip from a new documentary. What’s portrayed here is the balance of understanding the typical struggles and weaknesses of dyslexia and typically reported strengths. I like the way it’s shown here; even though all people with dyslexia are … Continue reading

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Journey into Dyslexia Documentary in CT.

Journey into Dyslexia, a documentary by Oscar winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond, will show on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 7-9 pm at Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896 Tel: 203-­?938-­?2545 Admission is free. Dr. Margie … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Winner and Dyslexic, Philip Schultz Shares his Experience

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer prize winning poet will share his experiences growing up with dyslexia, at Elizabethtown College on February 22nd. I haven’t heard him speak, but have read his book, which pulls no punches when describing the difficulties faced in … Continue reading

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