Rethinking Dyslexia—new HBO movie to be shown by Sally Borden Program at Friends Academy Feb. 7

Friends Academy
1088 Tucker Road, North Dartmouth, MA
Katherine Gaudet
508-999-1356 ext. 1143
Feb 07, 2013
6:00 PM

What does it mean if you are dyslexic? How does this impact learning?  What can be done about it?  On February 7, 6:00 pm, at Friends Academy in North Dartmouth, parents and their children (ages 10 and above) are invited to consider these questions after watching the new HBO release, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. The program is free and open to the public.

This 52-minute movie provides unique and heartwarming accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and today’s leaders. The film explains misconceptions about dyslexia and gives hope to those who are challenged by it. These accounts help us to understand that dyslexia, a persistent problem with learning to read, can be as great a gift as it can an obstacle.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia features Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity who discuss how scientific advances illuminate the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia. Dyslexic financier Charles Schwab, Sir Richard Branson, and attorney David Boies all share their experiences throughout the years with dyslexia.

After viewing the movie, the audience will circle up to share their observations and questions. The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Gaudet, Director of the Sally Borden Program, a program within Friends Academy for children with language-based learning differences.

For more information, please contact Friends Academy at 508-999-1356 or go to