Lost for Words (1995)

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An investigation into dyslexia or "word-blindness" which affects an estimated one in ten children in Britain. For years the problem was not taken seriously, even by doctors and psychologists, and many dyslexic children were written off at school as stupid, naughty or just plain lazy. The programme focuses on one such child, an obviously intelligent boy, now aged 11, whose parents had fought long and hard battles on his behalf. His acceptance by the Old Rectory School in Suffolk, where some forty pupils, all severely dyslexic, are given "hothouse" treatment involving science and psychology finally gives them grounds for hope.

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