The Dyslexia Myth

UK:  Channel 4 Dispatches:  8th September, 2005 - 52 minutes
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The Dyslexia Myth

Children whose reading problems are diagnosed as dyslexic get special help at school and college, including extra time to take examinations, free laptops and tape recorders.

Yet 'The Dyslexia Myth' for Channel 4's Dispatches showed that there is now overwhelming evidence that the common understanding of dyslexia is a myth - a myth that hides the scale and the scandal of true reading disability.

Resources: (Word Docs)
Script: The Dyslexia Myth
Advice to parents
Nine questions which may reveal a child at risk
Producers' notes
Channel 4: Dyslexia Myth
Channel 4: Web Chat transcript
Daily Telegraph - Dyslexia: a big, expensive myth