The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and such well-known leaders as Sir Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, and David Boies. In the film, director James Redford addresses misconceptions about dyslexia, while telling the story of his son's struggle and eventual triumph over his difficulties. As he notes, "Had I seen this movie when Dylan was functionally illiterate in 4th grade, I would have been spared an extraordinary amount of anxiety about the future."
The film also highlights the work of Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, who make it clear that while this neurological condition is an obstacle, it also confers some unique advantages.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyselxia was an official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Immediately following the 50-minute screening, Dr. Ethan Schafer will lead a brief discussion and Q&A session. This session is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP to Mary Garrett at 440-832-7854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.