Below are two pieces of information that have come across my plate today about dyslexia and I wanted to share. Enjoy.
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH
How common is dyslexia? The IDA(International Dyslexia Association) writes that as many as 15-20% of the population has some symptoms of dyslexia. Dyslexia can affect people of all intellectual levels. Although dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability, many students prosper and go on to make important contributions to society. For additional statistics and information, read the IDA’s “Dyslexia Basics”.
UPCOMING EVENT IN ROUND ROCK
The screening in honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, celebrates Round Rock ISD’s participation with cities and towns across the nation in hosting the theatrical documentary, Dislecksia: The Movie, strengthening public recognition of dyslexia as a learning difference, not a learning disability.
The screening for Dislecksia: The Move is a united campaign led by Captured Time Productions and Area23a. Round Rock ISD is one of over 50 groups across the country who are participating in the campaign, using Dislecksia: The Movie to generate a community-based forum for sharing information and support. After the screening, a question and answer session will be held.
In Dislecksia: The Movie, filmmaker and fellow dyslexic Harvey Hubbell (founder of the Hubbell Difference Foundation) offers a first-hand approach to the complex, and often misunderstood nature of dyslexia, highlighting some of the condition’s most pressing issues in a manner that is just as inspiring as it is informative.
To purchase tickets for this event, go to http://www.dismovie.org and enter the zip code 78681.
ABOUT DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE
A powerfully touching and entertaining documentary that mixes humor and perspective with insight and analysis, DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE explores many of the misconceptions surrounding dyslexia, while underlining the need for stronger awareness, early identification and social change. No stranger to the condition, director Harvey Hubbell V explores dyslexia through a very human, personal lens, weaving his own lifelong experience, the research of scientists and the practice of educators, with the individual experiences of celebrities, politicians, and adults and children living with dyslexia. Intergenerational, multicultural and socio-economically diverse, DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE presents a complete picture and the most current information on dyslexia, promotes positive messaging, explores the power of family and community and is the first film to offer an alternative perspective of dyslexia as a learning difference, rather than a disability.