From: Karalee Atkinson
To: Stuart Reid, Pat Jones, Mark Madsen, Wayne Niederhauser, Aaron Osmond, Howard Stephenson, Jerry Stevenson, Steve Urquhart, Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Patrice Arent, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton,
Subject: Free Screening of Embracing Dyslexia at University of Utah Campus Oct. 17
Date: Tue Oct 08 21:02:39 MDT 2013

My name is Karee Atkinson and I work with Decoding Dyslexia-Utah.   October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month, and we are hosting a special FREE screening of Embracing Dyslexia on October 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm at the Post Theater at University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center, 245 South Fort Douglas Blvd., Building 636, Salt Lake City, UT.

Please attend this event to learn how you can improve public education for all Dyslexic students. 

Embracing Dyslexia
is a thoughtful and moving exploration of dyslexia from an insider’s perspective, weaving together interviews with parents, adult dyslexics, researchers, educators and experts to provide an accurate portrayal of a learning difference that affects between 15-20% of the population.

Decoding Dyslexia-Utah, is a grassroots movement driven by Utah families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. Their aim is to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in Utah’s public schools.

We know how to fix the reading, writing, and spelling issues that dyslexics struggle with. Dyslexic children can become successful readers and very successful students that will allow them to reach their full potential as adults. But there is a tremendous roadblock in the way and it is there because our governments, schools and educators are simply misinformed about what dyslexia is or they have no information at all.

So what is Dyslexia?  Dyslexia is a language based learning disability.  Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. People with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.  A question and answer session will follow the screening and will be the perfect opportunity to find support from experts on Dyslexia, parents working with Dyslexia, and community members.

Educators, families dealing with Dyslexia, and policy makers are all invited to attend this wonderful event.