Dyslexia is considered the most common learning disorder and yet it is often undiagnosed and rarely understood.
This hour, we look to better understand the dyslexic mind.
We explore what it’s like to live with dyslexia and we learn how to best support children who have difficulty reading -- and what could happen when they don’t get the right supports.
We hear from a journalist about her reporting on and her personal experience with dyslexia. We learn from leading researchers and educators in the field. And we talk with an actor about his struggles with the learning disability and his journey from prison to behind the camera.
Do you live with dyslexia or are you the parent of a child who does? What has been your experience?
- Gabrielle Emanuel - Reporter for WGBH News, formerly with NPR’s Ed Team, reported for NPR's special series Unlocking Dyslexia
- Dr. Sally Shaywitz - Author of Overcoming Dyslexia, Professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine , Co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
- Ameer Baraka - Author of The Life I Chose: The Streets Lied to Me, actor, activist, educator
- Jackie Hewitt-Main - Author of Transforming Prisoner’s Lives: Told Through Prisoner’s Stories, project director of Dyslexia Behind Bars, Founder and CEO of The Cascade Foundation
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.