"Journey Into Dyslexia" Film Tonight at Helen Matthes

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Published on April 14 2014 7:37 pm
Last Updated on April 14 2014 7:38 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

As part of National Library Week 2014, the Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham are providing a free showing of the documentary, "Journey Into Dyslexia" at 6pm tonight at Helen Matthes Library.

The documentary profiles students and adults with dyslexia--difficulty with language skills, especially reading and spelling--who share their experiences of struggling in school and then succeeding in life.

Academy Award-winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond use the film to examine the complexities of these differently structured brains and to debunk myths and misperceptions about dyslexia.

Among the adults with dyslexia featured in the film are consumer advocate Erin Brockovich; Ben Foss, inventor of the Intel Radar; Steve Walker, New England Pellet founder and CEO; and Dr. Carol Greider, 2009 Nobel Laureate in physiology and medicine.

Organizers say the documentary will be of special interest to parents, teachers, adults with dyslexia, and employers.

This free showing of "Journey Into Dyslexia" was made possible through the joint efforts of area Rotarians and through a grant received by the Rotary Club of Urbana.