Telly and Anthem award-winning “A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity” celebrates and empowers families that are navigating the journey of learning differences. Produced by Beacon College — America’s first accredited college dedicated to educating students who learn differently — the show explores neurodiversity through conversations with experts, families, and interviews with successful adults who thrive with learning differences. Season 3 episodes air on WUCF-TV in Central Florida and are available via the PBS app on your favorite streaming device.
Season 3, Episode 3: November 2022
Making Reading Fundamental for Dyslexics
One in five students has dyslexia, the most common language-based learning disability. But with early intervention and the right support, struggling readers can make significant strides and discover reading to be less formidable and more fundamental to their lives. On this episode, we take you to a Georgia private school for dyslexics where focused remediation means nearly half the student body leaves every year ready to compete, and then to a Florida public school classroom where daily reading sessions are an opportunity to bolster dyslexic learners.
Next, our panel of experts shares practical strategies to help parents better support their struggling readers at home. Later, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Makers,” the Winner Twins, an award-winning fantasy and sci-fi writing duo who’ve discovered learning differences don’t close the book on success.