WATCH: Embracing dyslexia: A father shares his son's struggle with the frustrating disorder

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An emotional struggle.
An emotional struggle.

This documentary by father and filmmaker Luis Macias tells the personal tale of a dad learning to understand and embrace the reading disorder affecting his 8-year-old son, Alejandro. 

Told from the perspective of those who live with dyslexia, the film delves into the emotional struggles of parents whose children have been diagnosed, adults who have struggled all their lives and experts who have made it their mission to dispel the alarming myths that many people believe about the frustrating disorder. 


Was your child diagnosed with dyslexia? How has your family coped and what advice would you give to parents whose child has just been diagnosed? Tell us by emailing to chatback@parent24.com and we could publish your letter. Do let us know if you'd like to stay anonymous.  

Read more about dyslexia: 

The ABCs of Dyslexia by Sam Wilson

Is your child struggling in school? Know the signs. 

Dyslexia - the overlooked learning disability by Loren Stow

How do you help a child with dyslexia?

How to spot pre-dyslexia by Sam Wilson 

If you kid has a learning problem, wouldn’t it be nice to know BEFORE they fall too behind? Here’s how to spot pre-dyslexia. 

When your child can’t read by Michelle Ainslie 

A psychologist explores the link between reading problems and learning disabilities like ADHD. 

Does your child need reading help? by Michelle Ainslie 

Recognise the early signs to get your little reader up to speed.

Reading milestones

Unsure about where your child should be with their reading according to their age? Here's a list of both pre-reading and reading milestones by age group.

Pre-reading milestones

Reading milestones 

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