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Dyslexia film to be shown in Bromsgrove

Updated: 10:48 am, May 07, 2015

A FREE screening of an acclaimed Hollywood movie about dyslexia is being shown in Bromsgrove.

The event, organised by the Hereford and Worcester Dyslexia Association (HWDA), will see ‘The Big Picture – Rethinking Dyslexia’ screened at South Bromsgrove High School on Thursday (March 19), with doors opening at 6.45pm.

The film has been directed and produced by the son of famous actor / director Robert Redford about his dyslexic grandson.

It explains the latest thinking on what dyslexia is and how it feels to be a young dyslexic.

The film follows stories of dyslexic young people and features information from experts and from adult dyslexics including Richard Branson about how they have made a great success of their lives, despite, or perhaps with the help of, their dyslexia.

Linda Adey will introduce the film with a short talk about dyslexia.

Linda is the senior tutor at the HWDA Bromsgrove Dyslexia Workshop, where specialist teachers provide literacy, maths and study skills support each Friday evening to 50 children aged between six and 16.

Then after the film, there will be a question and answer session and a chance to chat to workshop tutors and pupils.

Linda said the evening would be valuable for children who knew or suspected they were dyslexic, as well as their family, friends, teachers and employers.

“As well as explaining the difficulties that dyslexic children experience, the film offers real hope – I guarantee everyone will be inspired by seeing this great movie.” she said.

Visit www.hwda.org.uk for more information about the movie or the HWDA teaching workshops and to reserve seats.

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