Trident Academy hosts free screening of ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’

  • Friday, May 17, 2013

One in five children is diagnosed with dyslexia, yet it remains the most publicly misunderstood learning difference. The Center for Learning Differences Education at Trident Academy invites the community to learn more about dyslexia at a free screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” accompanied by a panel discussion at Cinebarre Theater (Mount Pleasant) on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Please RSVP to nleiva@tridentacademy.com.

“The documentary is extremely well-done and offers an informative look at dyslexia,” says Sandi Clerici, interim head of school at Trident Academy. “The opportunity for the public to gain a better understanding of dyslexia, and the importance of individualized, multisensory education, like that provided at Trident Academy, is incredibly important.”

“The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” follows a dyslexic high school student who pursues admissions to a leading college – a challenge for a boy who didn’t learn to read until fourth 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 Clerici. “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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