February 16: Second Showing of "Journey into Dyslexia"
We had an overflow crowd of teachers and parents at the January 24th LEAP study group meeting. We were able to arrange large meeting room to show the film again.
LEAP & IBIDA is pleased to provide a special second showing of this new and highly informative movie. Teachers, parents, administrators, high school and college students and counselors will find this a very moving film. We will have time for discussion after the film and each school will receive a discussion guide and information about how to order the film.
Marilyn Kay, LEAP Coordinator
Journey into Dyslexia presents profiles of students and adults with dyslexia who share their experiences of struggling in school and then succeeding in life. Academy-Award winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond examine the complexities of this differently structured brain and debunk the myths and misperceptions about dyslexia.
Among the notable adults with dyslexia who recount their struggles and triumphs in the film are consumer advocate Erin Brockovich; Ben Foss, inventor of the Intel Reader; Steve Walker, New England Pellet founder and CEO; micro sculptor Willard Wigan; and Dr. Carol Greider, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine. Journey into Dyslexia originally aired on HBO2 on May 11, 2011