The Read Me Differently viewing guide offers background information, activities, perspectives and discussion questions to help you explore the varied influence learning and attention issues like dyslexia or ADHD can have on children and families.


It contains a list of general questions that can be used with any group, and specific questions for different types of viewers. In the activities section, you will find interactive and creative ways for families or groups to explore together some of the major themes raised in Read Me Differently.


The guide also includes additional support materials including myths and misconceptions about learning disabilities (LD), questions for therapists to consider, strategies for what works to address LD, and lists for identifying LD and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults.


The 40-page guide is helpful to support diverse audiences to discuss the complexity of living with learning and attention issues, including:

  • Families dealing with learning differences
  • Adults and Seniors with LD and their friends and family
  • College and university departments including psychology, social work, education, special education, counseling and guidance
  • Counselors, therapists, social workers and clergy
  • Teachers, youth workers, coaches and other educators
  • Mindfulness educators and advocates
  • Mentoring and tutoring organizations
  • Support, advocacy and activist groups for people with learning disabilities and attention issues
  • Learning disability conferences
  • Libraries and community organizations

Watching Read Me Differently opens the door to explore a range of issues. These themes include:

  • Learning and attention issues
  • Family communication patterns
  • Parent/child relationships
  • Parenting
  • Special education
  • Early intervention
  • Genetics
  • Social emotional learning
  • Family engagement
  • Building resilience
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion