Film screening helps dispel dyslexia myths


People wanting to find out more about dyslexia are being encouraged to attend a special screening of a myth-busting film this week and chat to education specialists in their field. 

The film called The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia takes a positive view of dyslexia, and will be screened at County Hall in Trowbridge on World Dyslexia Day on Thursday (5 October) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 

Following the film there will be an opportunity for people attending to chat to members of the Wiltshire Council’s Specialist SEN service and representatives from the Wiltshire Dyslexia Association and Marlborough and District Dyslexia Association. 

The event is free and open to anyone who would like to find out more about dyslexia. 

Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children, education and skills said: “Dyslexia is understood much better now than in the past and it is no longer the obstacle to achievement it once was. It is still important to spread the message and dispel the myths and this evening will be an opportunity to achieve this in a really accessible way.”

The 52-minute film which has a PG certificate, addresses the misconceptions surrounding dyslexia and aims to inspire and help those with dyslexia along with their families.

Dyslexia Awareness Week runs until 8 October. This year’s theme is “Positive about Dyslexia.”

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is a national charity serving every area of the UK that aims to achieve a dyslexia friendly society for all. For more detail visit


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