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The Resource A dyslexic family diary, by Dorothy Tod Films, (electronic resource)

A dyslexic family diary, by Dorothy Tod Films, (electronic resource)

Label
A dyslexic family diary
Title
A dyslexic family diary
Statement of responsibility
by Dorothy Tod Films
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film chronicles a mother's eighteen- year struggle with the politics of teaching reading to get an education for her bright dyslexic son -- navigating the waters of special ed., whole language and phonics. Dorothy Tod, the filmmaker/mother s approach with the school, is challenged by the very different perspective of her husband, a lawyer and former school board member. In a surprising twist, Dorothy discovers that she too has dyslexia, although it had not been diagnosed during her own school days. Dorothy s son, Ben, was on the verge of suicide by the end of the sixth grade. How does an undiagnosed dyslexic mother deal with the confusing issues that emerge when a child is diagnosed with dyslexia? What are the options, pitfalls, the family patterns, the lifelong prospects for the child? This documentary explores the gift as well as the difficulties that come with dyslexia - how it plays out in educational systems, legal and health systems, work, family, marriage and daily life. Louisa Cook Moats, a respected voice in the field of teaching reading, is also part of this family s story. This intimate portrait of the filmmaker s family uses clips from former award-winning films, family photos and videos to bring a human face to the teaching of reading, IQ testing, IEP s and SAT s
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dorothy Tod Films
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyslexics
Target audience
general
Label
A dyslexic family diary, by Dorothy Tod Films, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641346
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed April 8, 2015)
  • Originally released as DVD
Control code
ASP1641346/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209883
  • (OCoLC)747796783
Video recording format
other
Label
A dyslexic family diary, by Dorothy Tod Films, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641346
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed April 8, 2015)
  • Originally released as DVD
Control code
ASP1641346/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209883
  • (OCoLC)747796783
Video recording format
other

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