Postponed. Film Screening & Discussion: Embracing Dyslexia
Postponed until fall. New date tbd.
What is dyslexia? Can it be prevented? Can it be overcome? Join literacy specialist Deb Dunn at the West Tisbury Library on Tuesday, August 3 at 5pm for a viewing of the film, Embracing Dyslexia. Learn more about dyslexia, get tips, and join a post-film discussion and Q&A. This event is free and open to the public.
Attendance will be limited to 20 people to allow for social distancing. Please sign up in advance to reserve your space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks are mandatory for all.
Deb Dunn is currently a literacy consultant and teacher, working with K-3 teachers and students on building foundational skills for reading proficiency. She has a unique perspective on teaching and learning through her 30 years in the fields of special education, outdoor education, 3rd and 4th grade and literacy. She earned a dual master’s from Lesley University and advanced reading certification from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Deb focuses on student success by all means necessary, and working closely with parents in helping them advocate for their children by understanding what they need to succeed. Deb is the mom of a recent high school graduate and loves to be outdoors.
About the film:
Embracing Dyslexia is a thought-provoking exploration of dyslexia from an insider’s perspective, weaving together interviews with parents, adult dyslexics, and experts to provide an accurate portrayal of a learning difference that affects 15 to 20 percent of the population. Parents share emotional stories of their children’s struggles with reading, writing, and spelling and the impact the word dyslexia had on their lives. Adult dyslexics speak candidly of the struggles and successes they had in school. And experts define what dyslexia is and illustrate how effective tutoring, classroom accommodations, and recognizing and fostering the natural strengths of a child with dyslexia can take them from experiencing failure on a daily basis to believing in themselves and knowing that they can be successful.