The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

February 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Vicky Cook

BigPicture1The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia is an award-winning documentary that 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.  The School of Education will host a panel discussion following the screening.

Did you know? It’s estimated that 50% of NASA employees are Dyslexic. Why? They’re recruited for their specific problem-solving skills.