Tuesday, May 24 6:30pm
Hamlin Robinson School (TT Minor Building)
1700 E Union, Seattle 98122
Join us for a screening of the Journey into Dyslexia, a brand new film in partnership with IDA, HBO and the Oscar®-winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond.
The film features profiles of dyslexic students and adults who share their experiences of struggling in school and then succeeding in life. Each share their frustration with being misunderstood by teachers and friends and the emotional impact this learning disability had on their lives. Journey Into Dyslexia reveals that many adult professionals who once struggled to learn in school consider their dyslexia a unique gift and the defining reason behind their success.
The journeys into dyslexia are told by students ranging from 2nd grade to college plus entrepreneur Steve Walker of New England Pellet, inventor Ben Foss of Intel, author Jonathan Mooney, consumer advocate Erin Brockovitch and Nobel Laureate Dr. Carol Greider. Dr. Guinevere Eden, Director of Child Development at Georgetown University, explains the causes of dyslexia. Other experts include Dr. Mary Anne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid, who describes the difficulty of learning to read for everyone.
Open to the whole community. Panel discussion to follow film presentation.
3 clock hours available for educators.