IDA-GA Outreach Event The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia - Fairburn, GA
Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
This event is free and open to the public. Please register to reserve your seat.
Event: Showing of director James Redford’s acclaimed 2012 HBO film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. Discussion with Dr. Alfonso Martinez following the film. Dr. Alfonso Martinez is a board-certified neuropsychologist and the director of The Neuropsychology Center in Peachtree City. Dr. Martinez specializes in the evaluation and diagnosis of dyslexia (i.e., a reading disorder), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other conditions that affect academic performance. His philosophy is that the first step in helping a struggling child is to provide an accurate assessment of the problem. (www.theneuropsychologycenter.com)
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic 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 Center 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.
Directions to The Bedford School: http://www.thebedfordschool.org/about/directions.cfm
Telephone Number: 770-774-8001
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The International Dyslexia Association - GA Branch (IDA-GA)
The International Dyslexia Association - Georgia Branch (IDA-GA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization which was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia. Our members are educators, psychologists, physicians, individuals with dyslexia, and parents who have dealt with learning disability issues within local public and private schools. With its approximate 300 members, the Georgia Branch provides an information and referral hotline, community outreach activities, the Dyslexia Dash 5K Run/Walk, yearly conferences, teacher training workshops, and e-newsletters. IDA encourages teachers to train in multisensory, structured language instruction which is now referred to by IDA as Structured Literacy. Visit www.idaga.org for more information and to sign up for the IDA-GA mailing list.