Despite the fact that dyslexia accounts for between 80 and 90 percent of all learning disabilities, says Yale's Dr. Sally Shaywitz, it remains deeply misunderstood and weighed down by inaccurate mythology. Skye's father, Tyler, a successful orthopedic surgeon, always found reading a tremendous challenge, but his determination got him into medical school and into a flourishing career. When one parent finally learned that her daughter's stomachaches and other maladies were not so much "performance anxiety," as her school had told her, but, in fact, prompted by her dyslexia, she was very relieved and thought the school would feel similarly. In good companyDyslexics like Virgin Atlantic's Sir Richard Branson, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, investment broker Charles Schwab and attorney David Boies share qualities of persistence, creativity, thinking outside the box - their own sea of strengths. Increased attention on dyslexia has had its benefits, to be sure, but there is still a long way to go, as Redford's film makes clear. Because "dyslexia robs a person of time," Shaywitz says, "having accommodations returns it." Something that will level the playing field for a dyslexic. Since reading is more of a challenge, for example, that might mean providing extra time on an exam for a dyslexic student.