Seeing successful people out in the world who work with and around their dyslexia is important for little ones with dyslexia to see. The idea that you can and will be anything you want to be when you grow up is important!
YouTube has so many great interviews but the Brian Grazer one shows basically his whole life story…
For a success story that’s impossible to resist, check out Dr. Harold Koplewicz’s delightful interview with Academy Award-winning film and television producer Brian Grazer on his early struggles with dyslexia, and how despite a dismal start in school—a string of Ds and Fs—his grandmother persuaded him that he was special. “And as much as all of the empirical evidence was showing that I wasn’t, I guess she was able to overpower me, and I did believe that I was special, and I operated on that definition.” Given that Grazer has made many of our favorite films and TV shows, it’s worth reading how he discovered his strengths and used them to spectacular effect.