Virtual Dyslexia Awareness Movie and Panel Discussion
October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark your calendars for a virtual
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/ckxcqqnOp
Join us for an hour presentation on Dyslexia and awareness. Where we will be watching the new movie Mical and have panel discussion from local experts in the fields of education, mental health, and others with a Q&A to follow the video.
Based on an inspiring true story of tenacity, a seven year old boy struggles to make sense of words on the page. But when Mike is diagnosed with dyslexia and the teachers continue to fail him, his mother takes matters into her own hands to help her son fulfil his true potential. (20 minutes)
Starring Jayne Lunn, William Biletsky and Dale Grant.
Directed by Yewweng Ho
Produced by Gordon Lewis<
Executive Producers: Mike Jones, Tiffany James, Gordon Lewis, Yewweng Ho
Screenplay by Malcolm Duffy
Director of Photography: Darius Shu
Edited by Struan Clay
Line Producer: Cavit Erginsoy
Learn more about dyslexia and what resources you can find at the library.
WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.
Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF DYSLEXIA?
The problems displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using written language. It is a myth that dyslexic individuals “read backwards,” although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble remembering letter symbols for sounds and forming memories for words. Other problems experienced by dyslexics include the following:
• Learning to speak
• Learning letters and their sounds
• Organizing written and spoken language
• Memorizing number facts
• Reading quickly enough to comprehend
• Persisting with and comprehending longer reading assignments
• Learning a foreign language
• Correctly doing math operations
Not all students who have difficulties with these skills are dyslexic. Formal testing is the only way to confirm a diagnosis of suspected dyslexia.
* excerpt from the Door County Library
Dyslexia Awareness Brochure (PDF)