The Center for Learning Differences Education at Trident Academy is offering a FREE screening of the Dislecksia: The Movie on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Robert Scott Small Building on the College of Charleston campus (175 Calhoun St.). Following the movie, Orton-Gillingham Fellow and Trident Academy Teacher Sheila Costello will answer questions about dyslexia and educating students with dyslexia. RSVP is requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. The College’s Center for Disability Services is a partner in this screening.
About the Movie
In Dislecksia: The Movie, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and fellow dyslexic Harvey Hubbell V offers a first-hand approach to the complex and often misunderstood nature of dyslexia. In this film, he highlights some of the most pressing issues of the condition in a manner that is just as inspiring as it is informative. Included in the film are who have dyslexia including superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students, and advocates. The film was released in October 2013, in conjunction with Dyslexia Awareness Month.
About the Orton-Gillingham Approach
The Orton-Gillingham approach is widely considered one of the most effective ways of educating students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Rooted in contemporary research and with 70 years of teaching practice, the Orton-Gillingham instructional philosophy uses a model that is highly diagnostic and individualized in its approach to educate students. Instruction is structured, systematic, and multisensory to anchor students’ learning.
The School for Language-Based Learning Differences at Trident Academy is the only school in the Charleston area to use the Orton-Gillingham approach in all of its classes. The philosophy is integrated into all subject areas and all Trident Academy teachers who educate students with language-based learning disabilities are trained in Orton-Gillingham. Trident Academy is one of 11 schools in the United States accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).