Documentary “Journey Into Dyslexia” premieres on HBO

HBO will premiere the documentary “Journey Into Dyslexia” on Wednesday March 11th at 7:00 pm Central Time.  Award winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond profile different students and adults struggling with dyslexia.

Each share their frustration with being misunderstood by teachers and friends and the emotional impact this learning disability had on their lives.

Dr. Guinevere Eden, Director of Child Development at Georgetown University, explains the causes of dyslexia. Other experts include Dr. Mary Anne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid, who describes the difficulty of learning to read for everyone.

The journeys into dyslexia are told by students ranging from 2nd grade to college plus entrepreneur Steve Walker of New England Pellet, inventor Ben Foss of Intel, authorJonathan Mooney, consumer advocate Erin Brockovitch and Nobel Laureate Dr. Carol Greider.


16 thoughts on “Documentary “Journey Into Dyslexia” premieres on HBO

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  2. I love this movie I used it for a paper I am writing for school, but I was wandering what your MLA citation would be?

  3. what fascinated me was the concept/statement that dyslexic people do not realize or develop their “authentic person”. i would like to hear that statement from the documentary again.

    when working on my M.S. an instructor told me i was dyslexic because i did the opposite of what she told her students to do….

    • It’s interesting that she would say that based on that fact only. There are many misconceptions about dyslexia and reading/hearing things backwards is one of them. It is true, however that dyslexics are ‘outside the box’ thinkers, and usually find solutions to problems in ways that most people are not capable of seeing. Creativity, empathy and strong people skills are also classic strengths of dyslexia.

      I recommend that you visit and look at our “Dyslexia Checklist” to see if you fit the dyslexia profile. Dyslexia is also VERY hereditary, so knowing this in advance will put you at a great advantage in detecting the warning signs for dyslexia in your children/grandchildren early on.

  4. Will this documentary air again. I watched it but wanted my sons teacher and tutor to see it and cant seem to find will it will show again.

  5. “Journey Into Dyslexia” was a wonderful documentary, it made me feel like I wasn’t alone. As an adult with dyslexia I sympathize with all of the people in the documentary. Everyone should see this documentary from parents to teachers.

    • Yes! Parents, teachers AND students should watch this documentary.

      The important thing to know is that reading, writing and learning DOESN’T have to be this way.

      All dyslexics can learn how to read and spell properly when given the right instruction. As shown in the documentary, Orton-Gillingham based programs are considered best practices by the National Institutes of Health for teaching dyslexic students.

      There are specialists all across the United States that teach this.

      For more information, you can visit

  6. Just saw this wonderful documentory.
    How can I tell my family members with this problem in their 16 year old, how they can see this documentory.
    They do not have HBO
    It was touching, amazing and would give hope to many.
    Sue Whitworth

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