Brandon Elementary School Hosts Special Screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Nov. 19

Morris Brandon Elementary School is hosting a special screening and discussion of the documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the school gymnasium, located at 2741 Howell Mill Rd., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30327.

Developmental pediatrician Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, speaks with Dylan Redford in the documentary "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia." Photo Credit: HBO Films
Developmental pediatrician Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity,
speaks with Dylan Redford in the documentary “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.”
Photo Credit: HBO Films

Dyslexia is a neurological condition that can cause difficulty in reading, writing and spelling.  The one-hour documentary was written, directed and produced by James Redford, the son of Robert Redford, and is focused on the education struggles that his son encountered as a dyslexic, and features interviews with famous dyslexics such as Charles “Chuck” Schwab and Sir Richard Branson.

The film explains how dyslexia affects daily life but does not stop those with it from being successful.  The documentary also profiles parents of elementary, middle, high school, and college students, who share their difficulties and triumphs of parenting a child with dyslexia.

Following the screening, Ellen Hill from The Schenck School will provide a brief presentation about dyslexia and answer questions from the audience.  Presented by the Morris Brandon Elementary School Special Services Committee, parents, students, teachers and members of the community are invited to attend. For more information about the screening, please contact Marsha Sims, Special Services Committee chair at tomandmarsha@comcast.net.

For more information about the documentary, http://thebigpicturemovie.com

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