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The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – Movie screening and Q&A

  • 07:00 PM
  • St. Mary Catholic Primary School, Concord. - 60 Burton St., Concord, NSW
  • 02 9739 6277

the big pictureAudience: Parents and Carers

Cost: Gold coin donation

RSVP: Email: enquiries@speldnsw.org.au or Phone: 02 9739 6277

Numbers are limited due to space restrictions

Overview:

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexia 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 Centre 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.

For more information about “The Big Picture” Movie, go to their official website: http://thebigpicturemovie.com/

 

Discussion and Q&A with Rhonda Filmer

At the conclusion of the ‘The Big Picture’ Rhonda Filmer will lead a discussion Q & A style session regarding dyslexia. Rhonda is an advocate for more effective teaching of reading, early identification of children who are gifted and/or have a learning disability and for improvement in the pre-service education and mentoring of beginning teachers to ensure they can teach using evidence based practice and pedagogy. Rhonda is a member of the SPELD NSW Management Committee and has her own tutoring consultancy.

3 Responses to "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – Movie screening and Q&A"

  1. Mrs K Magill Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Does SPELD still have access to “The Big Picture” Film? Can Regional viewings be organised?

    • SPELD NSW Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Mrs Magill,
      I will look into our screening rights and let you know.

      • SPELD NSW Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm

        We should be able to get it to you for a screening, I’ve sent you an email about it – thanks 🙂

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