DISLECKSIA THE MOVIE
Dislecksia The Movie is a must-see for anyone concerned with the issue of dyslexia or just wants to learn more about the subject. The Dyslexia Project was pleased to show the movie in our local community and to welcome filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V to Santa Barbara.
The Dyslexia Project was a proud sponsor of the film screening, along with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, Kirby Jones Foundation, and the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. After the screening, there was a panel discussion about dyslexia with the film’s director and narrator Harvey Hubbell and Dyslexia Project founder Cheri Rae, as well as local experts.
A few words about the film:
“…It’s refreshing to leave a movie theatre smarter than when you entered it.” (Roger Ebert)
“…Informative, entertaining, upbeat…” (The New York Times)
“…Worth the attention of anyone involved in teaching a struggling child the indispensable skill of reading.” (LA Weekly)
Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 individuals: those students who struggle to write papers, to convey their knowledge in timed tests, to take good notes in class, to read homework assignments, to spell properly or remember right from left.
But those same students may have profoundly well-developed skills outside the classroom for which they never receive outstanding grades or appropriate recognition. And all-too-often they end up with self-esteem issues that prevent them from achieving their full potential.
Recognition of the characteristics of dyslexia is the first step in providing appropriate accommodations that will help a student become successful in school—and far beyond.
“Dislecksia: The Movie” provides much-needed information, presented in an entertaining and memorable way, that may help parents, students and teachers recognize dyslexia—creating awareness that may truly be life-changing in a positive direction.