Originally identified as having dyslexia in 1978, Sarah Entine only fully comprehended her disability 23 years later, at age 29. In 2009, while in graduate school for social work, she began to understand that, in fact, three generations of her family have been affected by learning disabilities. She decided to explore that discovery and its family-wide implications through documentary film, the end result of which is Read Me Differently.
Sarah earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College and received an Alumni Special Recognition Award in 2010. She has presented Read Me Differently at conferences across the country including the International Dyslexia Association, the Learning Disability Association of America and the National Association of Social Workers in Massachusetts. She has facilitated workshops and spoken to hundreds of students, teachers, parents and service providers about her experience.
Sarah has practiced vipassana (insight) meditation since 1998, and has found it to be an invaluable support in living with learning differences. She has a certificate in mindfulness facilitation from the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) and often includes mindfulness training in the guest presentations she leads with Read Me Differently.