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An Unwrapped Gift

This film asks the question, is dyslexia a disability or an ability and goes onto to highlight research that suggests dyslexics will be the intellectual elite in the digital and visual picture packed world of tomorrow.

"An Unwrapped Gift" features Tom West, author of In the Minds Eye which examines the role of visual-spatial strengths in the lives of historical people who were dyslexic, including Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and William Butler Yeats.

The intimate and thought provoking video diaries of young people in the film have proved to be a very positive factor in families with teenagers coming to terms with their own dyslexia. Shown extensively throughout the UK and America, the film's narrative explains how we can learn from the distinctive strengths of dyslexics, rather than just focusing on their weaknesses and failures.

People with dyslexia are given a voice in "An Unwrapped Gift." It is not a video about how to treat dyslexia, it is a video celebrating the dyslexic difference.
Jo Todd, Key 4 Learning

"An Unwrapped Gift" is a high quality film that makes a positive statement about a group of people who have historically been put through the mill by virtue of misunderstanding.
Stephanie Zinser, Freelance Journalist (who writes regularly on health for the Daily Mail)

Everyone involved with education should see this film. Its message will benefit all, not just people with dyslexia.
Mark Haward, Mind Kind Education

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