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James Gandolfini and Ben Foss Discuss "The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan"

Categories: Learning Disabilities

We're pleased to share this inspiring video that Learning Ally's friend Ben Foss made with James Gandolfini, shortly before the great actor passed away unexpectedly. The pair sat down to discuss Ben's new book THE DYSLEXIA EMPOWERMENT PLAN: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning. The result was never-before-seen footage of Gandolfini talking about an issue he truly cared about: dyslexia and education.  According to Ben Foss: "As he explains in the video, James had difficulty in school and he wanted parents to have the best possible resources as they tackle this complex topic with their kids. "We've held off releasing the trailer in 2013; but James's family now wants to honor his wishes and get the message out. They fully support releasing this video." If you are interested in connecting with other parents of dyslexic kids, check out Decoding Dyslexia in your state or learn how to tell your story if you are dyslexic at Headstrong Nation and our own Explore 1 in 5 site. Find Ben Foss's book here.   You can follow Ben on Twitter: @benfoss