We enjoyed watching the documentary featuring the actress Kara Tointon on dyslexia recently. It can still be accessed on iplayer until Tuesday 25th. Check here. It's of interest to us as one of our sons has dyslexia (and I'm not sure that I don't have some mild sort of dyspraxia too).
At the iplayer site it says
"I want to know where my personality begins and dyslexia ends. I'm fed up with putting things on hold and having this vision that one day I'm going to be something different to who I am now."
Actress Kara Tointon dreams about reading a novel cover to cover. Standing in her way is her dyslexia. Kara is now wondering whether this neurological condition is affecting her work as an actress and even her day-to-day life.
In this intimate documentary, Kara is tested and undergoes specialist help. She also meets other young dyslexics, many of whom share Kara's experience of feeling 'stupid'.
As Kara faces some difficult truths about herself, will she be able to take control of her condition and transform her life?
[Part of the Born Survivors Season on BBC Three.]