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"The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia - Video and Panel Discussion" - February 23

"The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia - Video and Panel Discussion"
Taylor County Literacy Council
February 23, 2016
5:30 pm - Regular Literacy Council meeting (anyone interested is welcome to attend)
6:00 pm - Snacks and Light Dinner
6:30 pm - Video and Panel Discussion
Taylor County Education Center - 624 College in Medford

We will be showing the award-winning video "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia." This is a film that demystifies dyslexia and is being hailed around the world as a "must see" for everyone. The film provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, share insights gleaned from their decades-long research into this perplexing disability. 

* After the video - We will have a panel of people who would be available to talk about dyslexia, share information, and answer questions from those in attendance. Panel will include doctors, teachers, parents, members of dyslexia organizations, and/or others.  

There would be Dyslexia informational resources, handouts, and books available for people to have.  

Some snacks will also be available for those in attendance.  

This concept is based on a similar event at the Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association meeting this past October. 

Taylor County Literacy Council members, school staff, community members, adult tutors, and parents would all be invited to attend. 

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. 


Joseph A. Greget
Director of Student Services/Special Education for Medford Area Public Schools
President of the Taylor County Literacy Council
715-748-2316 ext 324

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