Rethinking Dyslexia Event

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference, impacting one in five kids, yet it’s also the most publicly misunderstood. Dyslexics are bright people, but they struggle with reading, which can lead to them struggling in school and being mislabeled. To help families learn more about dyslexia Eagle Mountain Middle School and Decoding Dyslexia BC are hosting a parent/youth education night on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Heritage Woods Secondary Theatre in Port Moody.

The evening will feature a showing of The Big Picture – Rethinking Dyslexia, which is a 52 minute film outlining some of the challenges of dyslexia, but focusing on the strengths. It’s an uplifting and hopeful documentary movie for parents and youth with a learning difference. It was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has been seen on HBO. Kids ages 10 and up would probably get the most out of seeing the film.

If you have questions or thoughts following the showing stick around for the discussion. And feel free to attend whether you or someone in your family is impacted by dyslexia or not. The evening will be a great way to help everyone understand kids and adults with dyslexia better.

The doors open at 7:00pm for this event, and admission is by donation at the door. Proceeds will go to the resource room to benefit students with learning differences at Eagle Mountain Middle School.

If you need more information you can get in touch with Decoding Dyslexia at 778.839.1540.

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