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HBO's "Journey into Dyslexia"

CJ Westerberg, May 22, 2011 10:30 AM

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"Are these people more visionary, can they see things differently?"
-Dr. Carl Schramm, CEO of The Kauffman Foundation

Movie Trailer Below
1 in 10 are Dyslexic

Check out filmmaker's site for background info and additional resources. An excerpt:

Journey into Dyslexia features professional adults who share their school experiences of struggling to meet academic norms and developing skills to compensate for being labeled learning underperformers. Included in the film are consumer advocate Erin Brockovich; Ben Foss, inventor of the Intel Reader, New England Wood Pellet Founder and CEO, Steve Walker; celebrated micro sculptor Willard Wigan; and Dr. Carol Greider, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine. Now pursuing successful careers, they describe dyslexia as "a gift"and "a wonderful form of intelligence" that has facilitated their success.

A recent study sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation revealed that as many as 35% of entrepreneurs are dyslexic. Dr. Carl Schramm, CEO of The Kauffman Foundation, puts these unique differences into perspective, "Are these people more visionary, can they see things differently? They come to the realization that society pronounces the number of skill sets that are necessary for success that they don't seem to have. And they go out and build the environment in which they will succeed.
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