ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia 

13-year-old boy has problems reading, which his teachers attribute to laziness. It is later discovered that he has Dyslexia.

Director:

Alexander Grasshoff (as Alex Grashoff)

Writers:

Arthur Heinemann (teleplay by), Franklin Thompson (story by)
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Episode cast overview:
Madge Sinclair ... Miss Tomas
River Phoenix ... Brian Ellsworth
Judy Farrell Judy Farrell ... Barbara Ellsworth
Joaquin Phoenix ... Robby Ellsworth (as Leaf Phoenix)
Stephanie Evans Stephanie Evans ... Kim
Sharon Anderson Sharon Anderson
Charles Theodore Bates III Charles Theodore Bates III
Daniel Davies Daniel Davies
Bo Kaprall Bo Kaprall ... Walter Ellsworth
Peter Moore
Shirley Venard ... (as Shirley Venard-Diercks)
Jack Walsh Jack Walsh
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13-year-old boy has problems reading, which his teachers attribute to laziness. It is later discovered that he has Dyslexia.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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dyslexic

sum1 said about how his parents would have had to be stupid not to notice it but with dyslexia your often good at one thing nd worse at everything else.

if he was very good or average at a few things his dyslexia would have gone unnoticed.

A lot of people assume dyslexia is for people who cant read and write very well or at all, but its a lot more than that.

Its hard on the kid and the parent i suppose. imagine being told hey your wrong your kid isn't lazy.

well thats my story its hard either way isn't it.


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