The documentaryThe Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. The documentary was made by HBO in collaboration with the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. The film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. Proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw, The Big Picture illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages and ultimately can be overcome. The documentary may be viewed in four parts at no charge on YouTube.
Plus: ro*co films educational has made The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia available on DVD for public performance and educational use. The Educational DVD package includes the feature film (52 minutes) along with customized 9- to 13-minute video modules focused on early diagnosis, intervention, and accommodations. World-renowned dyslexia expert Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director and co-founder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, speaks directly to educators about creating a better educational environment for all children. Separate student and teacher discussion guides provide a way for educators or community groups to further interact with the material. The standard K–12 package is $45; the premier K–12 package is $95.
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Noah Text is a specialized text font designed to help new readers, struggling readers, and those with dyslexia. The special text design increases both reading fluency and reading speed, allowing individuals to have a more relaxed reading experience.
Noah Text is specialized scaffolded text that allows readers to see sound parts within words, providing a way for struggling readers to decode and enunciate words that are difficult to access. The text highlights syllables and long-vowel words while keeping words intact.