Watch Jedi Mind Tricks for Grade School Dyslexics
Dyslexiaville has launched the first eight episodes of its new web series by and for dyslexics called the Super d! Show. The six minute videos with intriguing titles like Jedi Mind Tricks for Grade School Dyslexics and The Case of the Obnoxious Teacher focus less on teaching reading and more on coping with the challenges of dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Topics include everything from bullying and struggles with schoolwork to anxiety and embarrassment—issues that are universal to all kids, not just those who suffer from a learning difference. The actors, all of whom are dyslexic or have ADHD, explore the problems they experience in real life while sharing strategies and instilling confidence.
“I get to play a mad scientist, Professor Boom, who learns all about the dyslexic brain. How cool is that?”
—Jordan, age 12, Super d! Show cast member
The show was created by the Academy Award winning director Peggy Stern and former Nickelodeon exec Lisa Judson. Stern, who is dyslexic herself, understands what it is like to live with a learning difference and brings that perspective to the show. In a recent article on Kidscreen.com, she said
“What was absolutely missing was anything for young kids who were being diagnosed or who weren’t sure yet what they had but were beginning to fall behind in school, or who were dealing with having a learning difference. I understood that acutely.”
The remaining episodes of the Super d! Show’s inaugural season are slated to be released along with the launch of a new Dyslexiaville website. You can watch the first eight episodes on the Dyslexiaville YouTube channel.
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"Dyslexiaville." Dyslexiaville on YouTube. Dyslexiaville, 18 Aug. 2016. Web. 23 Jan. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopJtiwsn_QfOhfqUxx7wSw.