WATCH: Film to raise awareness about dyslexia

A film clearing up the misconceptions about dyslexia will screen at a Wollongong school this week.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia shares accounts from children, experts and well-known figures, such as Sir Richard Branson, about living with the condition.

The screening has been organised by the Wollongong West Public School P&C Association to spread awareness about dyslexia.

Australian Dyslexia Association president Jodi Clements said it would inform people about what it was like to live with dyslexia.

"From the feedback we're getting from parents, I think there is not enough awareness out there. I think some of the information that is out there is misguided or based on assumptions and we need to have major, national awareness projects," she said.

Ms Clements is pursuing a doctorate in dyslexia and said the movie would highlight that people could overcome their struggles with reading, writing and spelling.

"With the right understanding and the right guidance, people can start to see there is more to life than just honing in on their one difficulty."

Although The Big Picture is an American film, Ms Clements said it was still a valuable resource.

All are welcome to attend the screening and Q&A session at Wollongong West Public School on Wednesday at 6pm.

A still from the film the Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

A still from the film the Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.


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