|The 2013 Speaker Series Presents: "Dislecksia, The Movie"|
Dislecksia traces the many trials Harvey Hubbell faced growing up as a dyslexic in the 1960s and '70s, with discussions on his school performance and how he was handled by teachers. It also examines the root causes of dyslexia and seeks to explain how a dyslexic brain differs from a normal brain. It discusses the prominence of reading difficulties throughout the nation and features a discussion of how educators can hope to improve the current situation.
The film features interviews with many prominent dyslexics, scientists and advocates, and examines the current scientific information coming out of Yale's Haskins Laboratories and Georgetown University's Center for the Study of Learning. It also explores schools that have been created specifically for children with dyslexia and other learning differences or disabilities, such as Litchfield's Forman School and New Jersey's Newgrange School. Hubbell has stated that he hopes the film will change laws and lives by improving common knowledge about dyslexia and changing its status in the United States.
"Find out what's happening the lives - and the brains - of my fellow dyslexics. The funny ones... thesuccessfull ones.... the ones wholse lives have been unnecessarily ruinded. Along the wya, experts tell us what science is idcvoerig about dyslexia and teachers tell us how dyslexics can learn." - A quote from Harvey Hubbell V, the films creator and a dyslexic himself.
After the film, a round table discussion will be led by Crosland administrators and faculty about the amazing minds of dyslexics and the importance of protecting them
When: Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: The John Crosland School