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The power, legacy of Steven Spielberg’s dyslexia in 60 Minutes: ‘I own my fear'

The power, legacy of Steven Spielberg’s dyslexia in 60 Minutes: ‘I own my fear' | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Steven Spielberg’s 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night:

"....After having made more than 25 films, winning two Oscars, two Golden Globes and three DGA Awards, Steven Spielberg is in a time of his life when he can turn from “outward action” to “inner action”; a shift in perspective which is one of the strengths of dyslexia and reflected in Steven Spielberg’s newest movie Lincoln.

Unlike his previous movies, the movie Lincoln, coming in November, is not an action movie but a movie “about process and politics”. Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays Lincoln, depicts the last four months of Lincoln’s life and his fight to abolish slavery.

“Lesley Stahl: There's not a lot of action. There's no Spielberg special effects.
Steven Spielberg: Right.
Lesley Stahl: It's a movie about process and politics. Have you ever done a movie even remotely--
Steven Spielberg: Never. Like this?
Lesley Stahl: Not even close.
Steven Spielberg: Never. No. I knew I could do the action in my sleep at this point in my career. In my life, the action doesn't hold any-- it doesn't attract me anymore.”
Similar to his interview about dyslexia Steven Spielberg talks about his dyslexia: Tips, insights, and solutions, - what appears to attract Steven Spielberg at this time in his life (not unlike Lincoln) is to leave a legacy..."


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Case Study: From tummy aches to confident reading!

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Before Easyread: When he started Easyread at age 7, Louie’s confidence in his reading was very low. This was starting to have a knock-on effect with all his subjects at school. He is a very bright ...
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Famous Dyslexics: Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg founder

Famous Dyslexics: Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg founder | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Factoid Friday: No Screen-Time Under 2?

Factoid Friday: No Screen-Time Under 2? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that we discourage screen time for children younger than the age of 2, and limit the time for older kids? It's a bit of a controversi...
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  Looking to create some family adventures at home on a budget? Look no further than your own backyard for a little summer camping.       What you'll need: a tent (makeshift bla...
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Spielberg on Dyslexia and How Movies Saved Him

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One of the most famous dyslexics around is acclaimed director Steven Spielberg. We wrote a profile on his life as a dyslexic a few years ago. Now a new video has just come out with a live interview...
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Great Chapter Books for Kids Summer Reading

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Dyslexic Brain Wired for Photography?

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NBC's Ann Curry recently interviewed award-winning photographer Robert Clark, who strongly believes that his brain was wired for photography -- and dyslexia. His photos span the breadth of human ex...
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LD Action: Creating Possibilities: What to Do When Traditional Phonics Fails

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Case study: From frustrated non-reader to first-place finisher!

Case study: From frustrated non-reader to first-place finisher! | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Will used to hate books and refuse to read. Once he started struggling in school, he turned from a happy chappy into an angry school-hater. One year in to his education, everything changed... &nbsp...
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Famous Dyslexics: Duncan Goodhew

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Duncan Goodhew is a famous British swimmer and sport advocate who medalled at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. And he is dyslexic. He struggled with reading and literacy from a young age, though his dysle...
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LD Action: Creating Possibilities: 5 Tips for Improving Visual Processing

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Take Phonics Outdoors

Take Phonics Outdoors | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
While the sun is out and the weather warm (or mostly warm, if you live in Britain like we do!), get into the great outdoors and practice... phonics. Yes, phonics! The wonderful blog, Living Montess...
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Got a prescription for books?

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A recent article published by journalist Annie Murphy Paul mentioned a policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics that "prescribed" books for young children. Reading levels at...
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Math, Science + Engineering Apps for Summer Learning

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    Looking for fun iPad apps to take on the road with you this summer for your kids?       Check out this thorough compilation of 42 tried and tested apps from the wonderf...
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Does Easyread Progress Last After You Finish?

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This is a question I get asked all the time by parents wondering whether to invest time and money into purchasing Easyread for their child. And it's an excellent question. We often hear about progr...
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Before Easyread From an early age Craig always loved having someone read stories to him, but when he started school he loathed reading and writing and homework was a battleground. It would have bee...
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Famous Dyslexics: Actress Susan Hampshire

Famous Dyslexics: Actress Susan Hampshire | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
I vividly remember watching The Three Lives of Thomasina over and over when I was a child. I recently read an article about the lead actress, Susan Hampshire, and found out that she was so dyslexic...
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Factoid Fridays: How "Slow Writing" Can Help Your Child

Factoid Fridays: How "Slow Writing" Can Help Your Child | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
I recently stumbled across an Internet gem that has been floating around teacher blogs for a while. A teacher named David Didau came up with it and calls it "slow writing". Here's how he describes ...
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H's story + a fun phonics dinner game!

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Just hot off the press: an inspiring Easyread testimonial complete with fun dinner game recommendation that help with phonics and spelling! Just some quick feedback regarding H's progress. We have ...
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Factoid Friday: Trading Music Notes for Colors

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Writer Annie Murphy Paul recently interviewed the author and mathematician Professor Jordan Ellenberg about why people hate math. “We teach math as if it’s about applying a prescribed formula, circ...
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Factoid Friday: 60,000 kids are home-educated in the UK

Factoid Friday: 60,000 kids are home-educated in the UK | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Factoid Friday: Is cursive writing better for dyslexics?

Factoid Friday: Is cursive writing better for dyslexics? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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