“Dislecksia: The Movie,” and its Maker, Visit Chestertown
Location: Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Radcliffe Creek School and Washington College will co-host a special evening Thursday, March 7, centered on a new comic documentary film and the serious issues of dyslexia it explores. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a screening of Dislecksia: The Movie in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, on the College campus. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s award-winning director, Harvey Hubbell V, and other special guests with expertise in dyslexia, including teachers, parents and students.
Dyslexia is a condition that makes it difficult to learn to read. In his good-humored documentary, Dislecksia: The Movie, dyslexic director Harvey Hubbell V – with assistance from dyslexic writer Jeremy Brecher and several dyslexic crew members – presents the latest scientific knowledge about dyslexia and the experiences of dyslexics. Viewers will learn a lot about the causes and effects of dyslexia and what can be done about it.
About one American in seven has some degree of dyslexia. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most dyslexics can learn to function normally, and many prove themselves to be brilliant, talented and successful. Dislecksia give dyslexics and their families hope, as well as a crash course in how to keep smiling.
Both the screening and the panel discussion are free and open to the public. Support comes from the Gibson-Wagner Psychology Department Fund and the William James Forum at Washington College, the Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chestertown, and Radcliffe Creek School.
Radcliffe Creek School is an independent day school designed for students between the ages of 5 and 14 with diagnosed learning differences, including dyslexia. Offering a 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio and a multi-sensory, research-based teaching approach, Radcliffe provides a highly individualized learning environment. Students are encouraged to use their strengths to balance weaknesses and acquire the skills to become confident, independent learners. Learn more at http://www.radcliffecreekschool.org.
The oldest college in Maryland, Washington College was founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington as a private, independent college of liberal arts and sciences. The College continues its original mission of preparing students for lives of engaged citizenship, as exemplified by its namesake. For more information, visit http://www.washcoll.edu.