Free Showing of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”

One in five children is diagnosed with dyslexia, yet it remains the most publicly misunderstood learning difference. The community is invited to learn more about dyslexia at a FREE screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” accompanied by a panel discussion at Trident Academy on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP at http://tridentacademybigpicture.eventbrite.com.

the_big_picture“This documentary gives a voice to so many students and adults who live with dyslexia and are navigating their way through school and their career,” says Kathy Cook, Head of School at Trident Academy. “The opportunity for teachers and the public to better understand dyslexia and the importance of the individualized and multisensory education similar to what Trident Academy offers, are incredibly important.”

“The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” follows a high school student as he pursues admissions to a leading college – a challenge for a boy who didn’t learn to read until 4th grade. Additional accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders at the top of their fields, help us to understand that dyslexia, a persistent problem with learning to read, can be as great a gift as it sometimes is an obstacle.

Following the 50-minute movie, a panel will lead a discussion on dyslexia. Panelists will include teachers, an Orton-Gillingham Fellow, licensed psycho-educational specialists, and alumni of Trident Academy.

“The panelists will help break open the mystery surrounding dyslexia,” says Dr. Cook. “Each panelist has an intimate understanding of dyslexia and the importance of early intervention.”

For more information, contact Niki Leiva at 843.884.3494.

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