Dyslexia is topic of April 9 program at Stonington High School

Stonington — Doctors Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, the co-directors of the newly formed Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity at the Yale University School of Medicine will speak at 5 p.m. April 9 at Stonington High School.

A showing of the film “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”, which premiered in 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival, also is planned.

They will share the latest information about reading problems and proven insights that, along with hard work, can help children build self-esteem and stronger literacy skills.

Sally Shaywitz is the author of “Overcoming Dyslexia, A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level,” which offers the latest research about recognizing the brain-based learning difficulty. It is aimed at parents, teachers and policy makers and provides “tools” to identify dyslexic children and offers resources and specific methods that can strengthen reading decoding and fluency.

A book signing and refreshments will follow the talk, which is free and open to the public.

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