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IDA-GA Outreach - The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia - Eastside Elementary in Marietta, GA
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
IDA-GA Outreach Meeting Event
Check in begins at 6:15. Program beings at 6:30.
Eastside Elementary School, Marietta, GA
Showing of director James Redford’s acclaimed 2012 HBO film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. Discussion following the film. This event is free and open to the public.
Synopsis from www.thebigpicturemovie.com :
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it.
Shining a spotlight on the latest scientific and psychological research, the film also highlights the work of Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Center of Dyslexia and Creativity to illuminate the hidden origins and implications of dyslexia. Proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw, The Big Picture beautifully illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages, and ultimately can be overcome.
When & Where
International Dyslexia Association - GA Branch
The Georgia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization which was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia. We are a resource and support system for parents, individuals with dyslexia, and educators.
Many of our members are actively involved in the diagnosis and remediation of dyslexia. Our members are educators, psychologists, physicians, individuals with dyslexia, and parents who have dealt with learning disability issues within local public and private schools.
With its approximate 300 members, the Georgia Branch provides an information and referral hotline, community outreach activities, the Dyslexia Dash 5K Run/Walk, yearly conferences, teacher training workshops, and e-newsletters. The Branch encourages teachers to train in multisensory language instruction.
Membership in the local branch is included in the cost of IDA membership. If you are one of the many people affected by dyslexia or if you have family members or students with dyslexia, we urge you to join the IDA and become an active participant.