The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia (movie trailer included)

by Rich on December 20, 2011 · 9 comments

We wanted to make you aware of a very cool new film from James Redford, a film and television writer, producer, and director. James is currently the mastermind of The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia, a new movie that aims to bring awareness and understanding to Dyslexia.

James’ son, Dylan, is a Dyslexic high school student, currently seeking admission into a competitive college.  Dylan, who couldn’t read until the 4th grade, is cast along with his mother, other dyslexic children, experts, and iconic leaders who have also struggled.

We suggest that you check out The D Word website, view the Cast of Characters, which include Sir Richard Branson and Charles Schwab, and read more about the movie.

You can view the trailer on their website, or just check it out here.  Enjoy!



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Rhonda Stangle January 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

My 31 yr old son is dyslexic. He had a 2nd grade teacher who asked about his abilities and told us what she thought we should look into: dyslexia. We had him tested. Most of Joe’s problems were reading instructions, he could do the work but if he read the instructions out loud they seemed to get in his brain better. He taught himself how to learn the best way for himself. Now, he’s an avid reader and has made a good life for himself and his family. I’m proud of him but I wish more of his teachers were more understanding and educate themselves… there are several kinds of dyslexia and most of these patients just need patience. Thank you for making this movie.


Mathapelo September 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Don’t panic! :) Did a research paper on dxsleyia in my post-grad course and it occurs from young. Anyway, do you see colour blots which block out your words? And do your words shift around while you’re reading? If not, then you most probably don’t have dxsleyia! It happens to the best of us – typing the wrong words and stuff – so you shouldn’t worry too much!


Sanchit February 20, 2015 at 6:51 am

Oh how I wish I’d had your dyslexic maths teacehr. I’m not dyslexic but my mind blanks into cotton wool at the very idea of maths. It was my worst subject at school, a low-grade CSE being the best I could muster, yet in adult life I’ve had no problem with maths – managing my life and budgets and small companies! It’s the fear of school-style maths for me, and unsympathetic school maths teacehrs who thought they could humiliate me into understanding the subject.


Remedy Editorial January 20, 2012 at 1:44 am

Happy to see you wrote a blog post about our friend James Redford’s documentary, “The D Word.” Jen Bradwell completed editorial on the film here at Remedy, so we are excited for its premiere at Sundance.


Onder September 5, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Rog: as you know we were blessed with the same scoohl experience and I too, although not altogether lacking in intelligence, have always struggled with maths, and I am the only member of my family who isn’t dyslexic … I can’t remember how to do long division, if I ever knew at all, and I blame the crap teaching at St Vincent’s which put fear of God and the wooden ruler/bat before a reasoned approach to education. We were contantly told at St Michael’s that if we didn’t have a good command of maths and Latin our lives would be blighted for ever. Actually, come to think of it, look where we are now, perhaps they were right?


Urma February 18, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Brava! I love that he gives the blue books. They remind me of the days when I typed papres on a little manual Olivetti typewriter and wrote all my exams in a blue book!


David Shuken January 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I’m a dyslexic, my parents found out when I was 4. I needed a speech therapist to help me up untill age 7. It was a battle with my teachers and at times, before my parents understood that I had it, my parents as well. I finished high school and university, I got good marks in school as well, mostly. I’m a photographer and I have many other interests as well besides.

Now at 38, I’m still learning and growing. As much as tasks that are the simple things that seem the most challenging, as many Dyslexics can relate, dyslexia has been a gift as well. I have many talents that I think have benefitted from it.

Thank you for making this movie.


Val Besserer April 17, 2017 at 10:18 am

I’ve been searching high and low for this doc. Does anyone know where i can buy/waych it?


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