I’m often asked about my motivation to make Read Me Differently. My main goal is to bring awareness to the multi-generational aspect of misunderstood learning disabilities. It’s my hope that the film will spark a dialogue for other families going through similar circumstances. Oftentimes, the focus is on helping children “overcome” a learning difference. I want to shift the attention to interpersonal relationships, because my family’s story transcends the simpler fact of one child’s learning disability. Read Me Differently is a universal story about missed connections and the desire to be seen and accepted for who we are. I also hope educators and mental health professionals will use the film to enhance their knowledge of how learning disabilities can impact the entire family system.
Sarah Entine, MSW