Read Me Differently

Understanding Learning Disabilities in Family Life
Year Released
Film Length(s)
56 mins
Closed captioning available
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A shock of recognition in social work school leads award-winning filmmaker Sarah Entine to explore how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have impacted three generations in her family, starting with her own struggles. With surprising candor, vulnerability and even a touch of humor, Read Me Differently reveals the strain of misunderstood learning differences on family relationships. It is a unique film that will generate thoughtful discussion whether in a classroom setting, work environment or at home with family members and friends.

Featured review

...this is a film to be viewed…and viewed again. It will undoubtedly stir the emotions of the viewer and will serve as a launch pad for discussion, understanding, empathy…and self-discovery.
Richard D Lavoie Producer
“How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop” Author, “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend” and “The Motivation Breakthrough”


This is a film that will benefit everyone, both because of what we learn about learning disabilities, but as importantly, what we learn about families. Please see it!
Edward M. Hallowell
M.D. and Sue George Hallowell LICSW Co authors, Married to Distraction
This film will be a remarkable tool for a conference session, for an awareness event, a support group, …just everyone that I can think of. It is unbelievably well done, and I simply cannot recommend it enough.
Carolyn Blackwood
Branch Council Chair, International Dyslexia Association
Read Me Differently should be required viewing for teachers, students and all who work with people with learning issues.
Ruth G. Dean
Ph.D. Simmons School of Social Work
This film is highly recommended to be viewed at colleges and universities across the nation.
Carly D. Armour
MSW, Student Disability Services, The University of Iowa
...a bold film that challenges conventional understandings...
M. Brinton Lykes
Ph.D. Chair, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology Department, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
A thoughtfully produced, enlightening documentary for those struggling with learning disabilities, as well as parents and educators.
Debra McLeod
...brave, honest, illuminating...
Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn Co-authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn Co-authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Read Me Differently is a very powerful, informative documentary. I hope it will be viewed not only by children and adults with learning struggles, but by their families as well as professionals who work with these individuals.
Robert Brooks
Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist; Faculty, Harvard Medical School Co-author Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence and Personal Strength in Your Life

Awards and Screenings

CINE Golden Eagle Award
Achievement Award: Superfest International Disability Film Festival
Alumni Special Recognition Award: Simmons College, School of Social Work
Awareness Film Festival
WGBH Broadcast: PBS/Boston
The International Dyslexia Association
National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Boston, MA
Learning Disability Association of America
Learning Disability Association of Canada

Features and Languages

Film Features

  • Closed Captioning
  • Subtitles
  • Resources for Educators

Subtitle/Caption Languages

  • English

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