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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – Screening and Panel Discussion



Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, estimated to affect 1 in 5 children, yet the most publicly misunderstood. Children who are dyslexic are bright yet struggle with reading.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – Screening and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 
7:00 - 9:00 pm     

Atlanta Speech School Love Auditorium

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.

There will be a panel discussion after the documentary screening moderated by WSB-TV Senior Anchor Jovita Moore, featuring:

o   Sarah Batts, MBA Wardlaw School alumna and Principal Major Gifts & Director at Piedmont Healthcare Foundation
o   Mary Flanagan, parent
o   Sondra Mims, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, Upper School Director, Wardlaw School
o   Leslie Munson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Chief Academic Officer at the Atlanta Speech School
o   Nicole Patton-Terry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology & Special Education, and Member, Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning, at Georgia State University; and a Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories at Yale University.

There is no charge to attend but space is limited and reservations are required. Please register below. To register visit: https://www.atlantaspeechschool.org/RethinkingDyslexia

The Atlanta Speech School has a long history of serving children with dyslexia. In addition to having a Language and Learning Disabilities Department on its campus, the School served as the outsourced special education department of the metro-Atlanta school systems from the mid-1950s until federal law required that school systems provide their own services in 1975. The Language and Learning Disabilities Department is now known as the Wardlaw School, and it is recognized nationally as one of the top programs in the country for children with dyslexia. Click here to learn more about the Wardlaw School.
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