Dyslexia Awareness Month Events 2022

The Big Picture Screening: October 5, 2022

The Erika Center is hosting a FREE screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. at MoSh Memphis (formally known as The Pink Palace). This one-hour movie provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders. 

To view a trailer for The Big Picture please click here.

For more information, please contact Gay Landaiche at The Erika Center by emailing glandaiche@bodineschool.org.

Lunch & Learn: October, 6 2022


Bodine School’s Educational Leadership Committee invites you to a Lunch & Learn at Bodine School on Thursday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. This event will address your questions about the role of psychological testing, speech and language services, the Orton Gillingham Academy, and what to expect from schools and colleges after Bodine. Please join us as we gather some professional partners to answer your questions! 

Panel Style Questions and Answers Featuring:

  • Dr. Scott Beebe- Psychologist
  • Janna Hacker- Speech Pathologist
  • Adam Moore- Head of Woodland Presbyterian School 
  • Gena Farinholt- Fellow of the OGA
  • Dr. Samantha Alprin- Educational Consultant
  • Dr. Mary McDonald- Educational Consultant and Bodine Board Member
  • John Murphy- Head of Bodine School

Durant Fleming’s Book, Splendid Agony: Celebrating Dyslexia 

Two Opportunities to Meet the Author!

Celebrate the release of Durant Fleming’s book, Splendid Agony: Celebrating Dyslexia with two opportunities to meet the author and purchase a signed copy of his book for $14.95. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Bodine School. 

Tuesday, October 18 at the Historic Home of “Dr. Nick,” Doctor to Elvis Presley!  

Join us from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for wine, appetizers, and a Q&A with Durant Fleming and Jim Walker – successful Memphians with dyslexia. R.S.V.P. here.

Thursday, October 20 at Novel Bookstore

Beginning a 6:00 p.m., Durant will be available at Novel to autograph copies of his book.

FREE Literacy Screenings: October 22, 2022

In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, The Erika Center at Bodine School will be offering free dyslexia screenings for students grades 1-4 on Saturday, October 22. Screenings can be a helpful first step for families wondering if they should pursue a full psychoeducational testing and evaluation. While these screenings are free on October 22 only, space is limited for this opportunity.

For more information, please contact Gay Landaiche glandaiche@bodineschool.org

ALTA Dyslexia Simulation Lab and Information Sessions on the Hour

During the screenings, The TN Chapter of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) invites you to an open-house style Dyslexia Information Session with dyslexia simulation activities. The event is FREE, open to all, and will be held at Bodine School every hour from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your questions and a friend to learn more about dyslexia.

“Light Up the Night!” Downtown Bridge and Bass Pro Pyramid Lighting on October 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Join The Erika Center, Decoding Dyslexia TN, and the Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association on October 22 as they light the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and the Bass Pro Pyramid RED in Downtown Memphis to celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month. 

Gather with us at the information table inside the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid for dyslexia resources and networking with other families.