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Captured Time makes documentaries - documentaries with a difference. Indeed, we are pioneers of the comic documentary. Even when they deal with serious issues like American identity, reproductive rights, or globalization, our shows are highly entertaining - and sometimes hilarious. Our documentary Loop Dreams even won the Gold WorldMedal for Comedy at The New York Festivals and a Boston/New England Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Program.

Captured Time programs like The Roots of Roe, Electronic Road Film, Global Village or Global Pillage?, and Loop Dreams have won more than 50 film and video festival awards, including nine Emmys.

Founded by producer Harvey Hubbell V, Captured Time's crew includes a network of highly skilled cinematographers, writers, video and film editors, and other specialists. We also provide invaluable experience to aspiring filmmakers through our Internship Program.

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January 2013

Litchfield, CT

2013 Kick Off!

Happy 2013 to all of our advocates!  The year is off to a busy start for the Dislecksia: The Movie crew and we’re glad to be able to share the start of our screening/travel schedule with you.  For all of our Southern advocates, we have been invited to screen at the International Dyslexia Association’s Southern Regional Conference, which includes IDA chapter participants from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

IDA's 1st Southern Regional ConferenceFebruary 1st - 2nd

The conference will take place in Atlanta, GA from February 1-2, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.  Our screening date and time is Friday, February 1st at 6:30pm followed by an informal discussion with Director/Producer, Harvey Hubbell V.  You can also visit the Dislecksia: The Movie .crew at the Exhibit Hall where Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film will be available for sale.  Make sure to stick around and get your copy signed by Harvey!  For more information on the conference and how to register, please visit the Georgia branch of the IDA’s website here.

Next on our 2013 tour will be the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s 50th Annual International Conference in San Antonio, TX!  The LDA’s Conference runs from February 13-16 and all activities will take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel.  Our screening will be held on Thursday, February 14th at 8pm followed by a panel discussion of dyslexia experts and advocates.  For more information on this conference and how to register, please visit the LDA’s conference website here

LDA's 50th Annual Conference
February 13th-16th




If you plan on attending our screening and panel discussion at the LDA, please RSVP to so that we can accommodate all of our attendees.  Onsite registration for this event can also be done at our Exhibit Hall booth (#507), where copies of Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film will be available for sale.

We are working hard to firm up the rest of our 2013 travel and screening schedule and updates will be posted here periodically.  If there’s a conference or convention that you think we should attend, or if you’re interested in hosting a screening, please contact us at 860-567-0675 or via email at  Thank you as always for your support and we look forward to seeing you in Atlanta and San Antonio!  


December 2012

Litchfield, CT

Pre-release editions now for sale!
Limited Time Only!

Happy Holidays to all of our Dislecksia: The Movie supporters and advocates!  Just in time for the holidays, we are holding a limited time sale on our newly launched Dislecksia: The Movie online store!  Pre-release editions of Dislecksia: The Movie and Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film are for sale for $24.95 and $17.95, respectively, not including shipping and handling.  Signed pre-release editions of the film and the book are also available for purchase.  You can visit our online store here

These items make a great holiday gift for parents, students, administrators, teachers, legislators (and everyone else) so make sure you get your copies while supplies last!  These pre-release editions are available for home and classroom use only, so if you are interested in holding a screening event, please contact us via email at for more information on how to set up a screening with your school, organization, or community. 

In other news, Dislecksia: The Movie is heading north…way north!  Our film will be screened at the 2012 Anchorage International Film Festival on Saturday, December 8th at 3:30pm, followed by a panel discussion of local dyslexia experts, advocates, and students.  The screening and panel discussion will take place at the Wilda Marston Theater at the Loussac Library in Anchorage.  Admission to the screening and panel discussion is free. Copies of the film and the book will be available for sale before and after the screening, so if you are in the area, but sure to check us out! 

2012 AIFF Logo

Looking Ahead To...

As the year comes to an end, we are currently working on our 2013 travel and screening schedule and we hope to continue screening at conferences and film festivals, spreading the word about dyslexia awareness and bringing knowledge and power to those who need it most.  While watching Dislecksia: The Movie will not teach a child how to read, it can and will be the conversation starter needed for change to be made in public policy and awareness and we thank you again for supporting us in these efforts. 

October 2012

Litchfield, CT
IDA, Here We Come!

It’s October – Happy Dyslexia Awareness Month!  To celebrate, we have some big news to share regarding Dislecksia: The Movie.  Our film will be screening at the International Dyslexia Association’s National Conference in Baltimore!  The screening will take place on Friday, October 26th at 3:15pm at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Following the screening we’ll be holding what’s being billed as “The Greatest Panel Ever.”

63rd Annual IDA Conference in Baltimore, October 24-27, 2012

Dr. Gordon Sherman

The panel, moderated by Harvey, includes:

Gordon Sherman, Ph.D., Director of Newgrange School, Newgrange Independent School, and Newgrange Education Center
Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., Chief of Child Development and Behavior Branch at NICHD
Tom West, author of In the Mind’s Eye, Thinking Like Einstein
Dr. Sylvia Richardson, Professor Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida

Marcia Henry, Ph.D., Fellow of the Association of Orton-Gillingham Professionals and Educators since 2000
Diana Hanbury King, Founder of Kildonan School and Dunnebeck Camp for dyslexic students

all of whom participate in the film.  The event will run from 3:15pm to 5:30pm.  If you are attending the IDA Conference, please pre-register for our event (Session F19)!  If you have any questions about registering, you can contact the Dislecksia: The Movie office at 860-567-0675 or via email at

Diana Hanbury King

IDA Exhibit Hall FLoor Plan

Be sure to also come visit Harvey and the Dislecksia: The Movie crew at our booth (#623) in the IDA Exhibit Hall.  Advance copies of the film and Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film will be available for purchase, and we’ll be raffling off fun prizes like dinner with Harvey and some of the members of his loveable film crew  one evening at the conference.  Finally, on Saturday, October 27th at 11am at the IDA Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall, Harvey will be available to sign your copy of the book.  

Following the IDA Conference, Harvey and Aimee are hitting the road with On Screen/In Person, screening at 7 different locations over a period of 2 weeks!  During the first two weeks of November, we’ll be holding screenings and panel discussions in Roanoke, VA, Erie, PA, Richmond, VA, Annapolis, MD, Oswego, NY, West Long Branch, NJ, and Rehoboth Beach, DE!  For more information on these screenings, please visit our Speaking Engagements page.  As we get closer to the screenings, we’ll post more information on the events and panel discussions that are happening at each host location. 

As you can see, we have a busy few weeks coming up but we’re excited about all of these events because we’re finally able to show off the fruits of our labor and get this film to the advocates who need it.  We appreciate all of your support during those years of production and continuing to the present – we couldn’t have finished this film and started Dislecksia: The Movement without you. 

July 2012

Litchfield, CT
Catching up on Two Months' Work

Rio couldn’t bear to see her pictures drop a few pixels, so she absolutely refused to let us update the website until now.  There might have been some computer glitches involved, but it was mostly Rio’s fault (laugh out loud).  She has been put in temporary technological lock-down (meaning, only allowed to update Facebook) so we’re free to update you all on what’s been happening with Dislecksia: The Movie

Rio and Harvey, on the way to Real to Reel International Film Festival

Jim Masterson, Christine Fontanelli and Harvey at VisionFest

So far during the summer we’ve been busy with film festivals (VisionFest and Litchfield Hills in June, and Real to Reel International Film Festival in July), winning awards along the way, making our total seven to-date.  Who knows what’s in store for us at the next festival!  For information on future screenings, check out our “Events” page and for the most up to date happenings visit our Facebook Fan Page and 'Like’ us today! 

To receive a monthly newsletter on what’s going on with the film, you can sign up for our mailing list here.  By ‘liking’ our page and joining our mailing list, you’re helping us grow Dislecksia: The Movement even bigger and we couldn’t thank you enough for your support.  The sales agents and distributors that we’ve been contacting like to see big numbers on these pages, so invite your family and friends to join as well - it's an easy way for all of us to make a difference! 

The panel at Litchfield Hills Festival of Film: Helen Waldron, Evelyn Russo, and our other producer Eric Gardner

Some of the interns (lost) in NYC

Sadly, as summer starts to come to an end and school begins, our summer interns are beginning to leave us.  It’s been a great few months, and we’ve accomplished a lot with them in the office and at film festivals.  Thank you to our great crew: Jeremy, Joe, Mike T., Mike L., Katie, and Dana.  We’ve learned as much from you as (we hope) you’ve learned from us. We can’t wait to follow each of your successes in the future!

May 2012

Litchfield, CT
Guess Who's Crew Member of the Month!

Social Media Manager.  In a world where “social media” is the catchphrase of choice, that title brings with it many hats, but our Crew Member of the Month wears them all well – Rio Gaiser.  Rio came to us after our audience participation screening at Florida State University and quickly became an integral part of the Captured Time East team, even moving up to Litchfield to help Dislecksia: The Movie gain a greater presence on all forms of social media. 

Rio Gaiser


Constantly updating our Facebook and Twitter feeds (click the links to join our Fan Page and Twitter followers if you haven’t already), Rio keeps the office and our advocates in the know about the most up to date dyslexia news.  From new legislation to dyslexic students trying to break a world record, Rio finds the latest and greatest and brings it right to our followers.  She also posts updates on the Dislecksia: The Movie, film festivals and events, and the everyday happenings of Captured Time. 

A self-proclaimed grammar nerd, Rio has worked diligently on Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film, making sure our commas and semi-colons are all in place.  Also having an interest in photography, she keeps our camera equipment up to date and our office stocked with the latest in film goodies.  She’s always helping the crew with the best photo and video techniques, often testing out her own skills on the three office dogs.  Rio is also a good egg collector (except for that one time when the cow took a bite of the cake) and occasionally sends Aimee emails meant for her mom.  (Aimee: I swear I didn’t peek). 

So, the next time you’re on Facebook or Twitter and see a post from Rio, take a moment and thank her because she truly deserves it.  We couldn’t have built our social media presence as large as it's become without her, and the entire crew appreciates the work she does.  Hopefully she’ll make her way off of Facebook for a few minutes to actually read this month’s Crew Member of the Month, dedicated to her. 

April 2012

Greenville, SC
Another Festival in Our Pockets

Harvey and Aimee have returned from Greenville, SC bearing coffee, souvenirs, and not one but TWO awards from the Greenville International Film Festival. The dynamic documentary duo left last Thursday heading towards Farmington, CT to speak at CREC's conference on Serving Adults with Disabilities. Harvey was the sole dyslexic in a room that overflowed into the hall with educators. Various educators came to them with many possibilities and ideas, and expressed the need to show this film to more teachers, universities, prisons, and juvenile justice systems. Harvey and Dislecksia: The Movie received a great response and had a wonderful and productive time with CREC. Next stop: Greenville, SC, to attend the Greenville International Film Festival..



That is easier said than done, apparently. As Harvey and Aimee tried to leave Connecticut, their first plane had trouble getting off the runway on schedule which would not have given them enough time for their layover in Philadelphia. Their second plane decided it wanted to experience some mechanical difficulties, forcing Aimee to reroute the duo to Carlotte, NC. The two landed in Charlotte just before 1AM, barely making it in time to rent a car. Two hours later, Harvey, Aimee, and their rental finally made it to their hotel in Greenville at 3AM.

Running on copious amounts of coffee, our exhausted travelers met with the film festival's Young Filmmaker Entourage and Heidi Bishop (President of the South Carolina IDA Branch) for breakfast. With fuel in their stomachs, Heidi escorted Harvey and Aimee to a tour of Camperdown Academy, a unique school designed to meet the needs of the students with dyslexia.

Once done with the tour, the team found themselves participating in a documentary workshop where Harvey showed clips of Dislecksia: The Movie and answered questions. After the workshop wrapped up, Harvey and Aimee travelled to a book shop, the Nose Dive, for a book signing for Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film.

After a long day of hard work and meeting new friends, the two made it to their first of two screenings. Dislecksia: The Movie experienced a packed house at Zen Studio, after which Harvey moderated a successful panel discussion featuring: Heidi Bishop (Fellow/AOGPE, President/SCBIDA, Teacher and OG Trainer at Camperdown Academy), Chris Winkler (Head of School at Glen Forest School, Chair, At-Large/SC Dyslexia Task Force), Susie van der Vorst (Fellow/AOGPE and Camp Director at Camp Spring Creek), Gloria Marcus (LPC, LPES, Private Licensed School Psychologist and Therapist/Pettigru Counseling Associates) and Dr. Elizabeth Shands (Licensed School Psychologist for Greenville County School District).

Harvey spoke with many people about coming back to Columbia, SC at some point to work with Heidi and Chris and the South Carolina Dyslexia Task Force. 

The next day offered another screening, book signing, and networking with fellow advocates and filmmakers. At the end of the night, Harvey and Aimee found themselves at Greenville International Film Festival's closing ceremony, the "Glory Gala." The long day of hard work definitely paid off when it was announced that Dislecksia: The Movie won Best Documentary and shortly after Harvey's name was called for Best Director. Two awards from just our second festival? We'll take it, and we'll say thank you to our entire crew that got us here, as well as the amazing festival staff and volunteers for putting on such a great event!

James, Miguel

We want to give a special thank you to the Executive Director of the GVIFF, Miguel Berg, and his family, as well as our festival guide and one captain of the festival's young filmmakers entourage, James. With years of hard work, long hours, and so many people working with us to create this film now the heavy real lifting is about the begin. 

We can't wait to continue our travels down the film festival circuit along with visiting schools, conferences, prisons, and juvenile justice systems for screenings and/or talks. We not only want to help spread awareness with this film, we want to help teach kids how to read. This is just the first step in a long, epic journey for Dislecksia: The Movement. 

April 2012

Litchfield, CT
Return from Southwest Premiere!

Lynne Jaffe, Ph.D. answers question

Harvey and Aimee have just returned from Tucson, Arizona after a successful Southwest Premiere of Dislecksia: The Movie at the Arizona International Film Festival!  Over 120 people attended the screening, and a majority stayed for the hour-long panel discussion that followed.  Both laughter and tears were abundant in the theater as the audience saw a version of the film that had yet to be screened anywhere.  Our audience, full of advocates, had many questions for our panel, demanding to know what was being done for dyslexics in the Tucson area.

We want to thank the staff and volunteers from the Arizona International Film Festival, as well as our panelists, for their participation.  Our panelists included Nancy Mather, Ph.D. and Lynne Jaffe, Ph.D. from the University of Arizona; Meriah Houser, board member of the Arizona branch of the IDA; Holly Luganob, educator from Tucson Unified School District; and Laura Casanova, a dyslexic student from the University of Arizona.  We couldn’t have pulled off this event without your help and enthusiasm, and we greatly appreciate the time you put into the screening and discussion.


Audience watches on

Harvey loved Tucson

This is just the first of many screenings we have planned with Dislecksia The Movie, having so far been accepted to six additional festivals.  Check out our speaking engagements page here for more information.  Additional details will be added as we get closer to future festival dates; be sure to stick around as we get accepted to more! If you’re interested in helping out during a festival, please contact us at  We are also still looking into Academic Sneak Previews at schools, universities, and other organizations. If you want us to come to your town, let us know!  Screenings, book signings, panel discussions, and town hall meetings are just the beginning of Dislecksia: The Movement; don’t miss your chance to become a part of the Dislecksia: The Movie team! 

P.S. Radio interview that Harvey and Lynne Jaffe, Ph.D. did on KXCI Community Radio in Tucson coming soon!

April 2012

Tucson, AZ
Southwest Premiere!

Dislecksia: The Movie has been accepted into the 21st Annual Arizona International Film Festival and will have its Southwest Premiere on Sunday, April 15th!  We are honored to be a part of this great festival, and have had much fun planning and preparing for this screening.  We recently finished post-production on Dislecksia: The Movie just in time to screen at AIFF, and want to thank our post-production team at DuArt Film and Video for all of their hard work in getting us ready for the festival.

Dislecksia: The Movie will be screening at Crossroads Festival Cinemas on Sunday, April 15th at 6pm.  The screening will last approximately 90 minutes, with a panel discussion to follow.  Harvey will be moderating the panel, which includes dyslexia experts such as Nancy Mather, Ph.D., and Lynne Jaffe, Ph.D., both from the University of Arizona.  Tickets for this event are $8 and can be purchased here.  Only 240 seats are available, so don’t miss out – order them soon!

Information on Dislecksia: The Movie attending more film festivals across the country will soon be posted.  To receive monthly updates on the film, you can join our mailing list here.  As always, new information is posted daily on our Facebook group and page, so join now if you haven’t already.  Of course, you can always contact the office at 860-567-0675 or with any questions or if you’d like us to come to your area.  Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you in Arizona! 

April 2012

Advocacy and Education Reform

The time for education reform is now, as many states are embracing ‘dyslexia laws’ in their legislature.  Our own dyslexic Governor, Dannel Malloy, has called 2012 “The Year for Education Reform”, change that embraces such principles as enhancing families’ access to early childhood education and developing the very best teachers and principals.  After writing to Governor Malloy about our film Dislecksia: The Movie and the need for education reform in the state, Harvey and Aimee were lucky enough to meet with him at the State Capitol on March 19th.

Gov. Malloy shares with Harvey

Gov. Malloy listens to our goals

During our meeting with the Governor, we presented him with a copy of Dislecksia: The Movie and a galley proof of Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film.  We explained our goals for the film and the book, and how this documentary has spurred a global movement across social networking sites to spread dyslexia awareness.  Advocates are pushing for dyslexia awareness across the United States - awareness that has led to dyslexia-based laws being passed in states such as Ohio, Texas, New Jersey and Wyoming.
The principles that Governor Malloy outlined for us during our meeting called for a general reform of education in the state, but did not speak to any specific laws being passed for dyslexia.  As of today, the Governor’s bill has been denied by the Board of Education.  Their resolution is to restore the bill to its original form.  You can read more about his reform plan here.  We will not stop pushing for dyslexia laws to be passed in Connecticut, and will continue to speak with legislators about how our film can be the conversation starter needed for change to occur.  We also hope to show the film to the legislature during the next session in early 2013.

Thank you, Governor Malloy!

2012, The Year for Education Reform

...Meanwhile, in many other states, grassroots movements have started to push for change in the legislation regarding this learning difference.  In New York, a group of advocates have started to come together and meet with at least two legislators on the federal or state level per month. They are focusing on the Albany area specifically, because it is the capital and more state officials are centrally located.  Assemblyman Bob Reilly has already said he will take a look at the current information proposed.

Our friend and advocate in New York, Debra Rafferty, told us that the advocacy group is made up of parents, teachers and children, and has been active for about three months.  What they are finding is that there is a lack of awareness about dyslexia. Many teachers are working so hard, but some of them don’t even know what dyslexia is.  In fact, New York state education statistics say that 47.7% aren’t meeting grade level expectations for English Language Arts (ELA) in third – eighth grades. Deb says, “it isn’t hopeless if we all give a little something to make people aware of this cause…it’s contagious.  The more people are aware of dyslexia, they find their cousin, uncle, neighbor, and or superintendent are affected.”

"it isn't's contagious."

The advocates are simply asking for new legislation, awareness and support, specifically, 1) definition of dyslexia in NY state statute, 2) Identification of dyslexia or symptoms of dyslexia in schools, 3) Instruction that is meaningful for the professional development of teachers, and 4) an outline for having accountability in the school system. 

If you are in the Albany area and want to get involved, contact Debra at or Melissa Wilson at  We are so grateful to be in this day and age of education reform and ever-growing dyslexia awareness.  We have a long way to go, but will not give up until the entire country understands what dyslexia is and our teachers are trained to teach those with this learning differences.

March 2012

New York, New York
Post-Production and Panel Discussions

Du Art, New York City

March is off to a productive start for the Captured Time Productions crew!  On Tuesday the 13th we left the farm early in the morning and arrived in New York excited for our post-production meeting with DuArt Film and Video with Tim and Bill.  Bill had started working right away on the color correction for Dislecksia: The Movie and within minutes we were amazed at the difference.  The morning meeting went great, and we're glad to have our film in the hands of such amazing talent.  Chatting with Tim at the end of the day about our post-production timeline only makes us more aware of how soon this film will be completed.   

Alas, Harvey and the Dislecksia: The Movie crew love to make the most of our time, so after our meeting with DuArt, the group caught a cab over to the Everyone Reading Conference where Harvey was asked to speak on a panel about successful adult dyslexics. Before the panel discussion began, we made our way to the exhibit hall where we ran into our friend, Miki, from Ginger Software (one of our awesome corporate sponsors) and discussed Australian distribution in the future.

Miki with Ginger Software



Diana Hanbury King


The crew headed upstairs to watch another friend give a presentation, Diana Hanbury King, who happens to be featured in the film! Finally, it was time for the panel discussion which turned out to be standing room only. In that packed room (we might've broken a few fire hazard regulations), Harvey and his fellow dyslexics held an outstanding panel, sharing life stories, giving advice to educators on how to help their students, and praising the advocate moms who attended to learn more on how to help their children.

Overall, we believe our trip was a success. Harvey can't wait to return to Du Art this week with our other producer, Eric Gardner, to finish this film. And the whole Dislecksia: The Movie crew can't wait to return to New York at some point for screenings, talks, and awareness.  For more information on Everyone Reading, please check out their website here.  You can also see more pictures from the event on our Dislecksia: The Movie Facebook group.  Join here!

February 2012

Litchfield, CT
Academic Sneak Preview at The Gow School!

Welcome to The Gow School!

Harvey and Aimee recently traveled to The Gow School in South Wales, NY for the first ever Academic Sneak Preview of Dislecksia: The Movie!  As part of The Gow School holding our first Academic Sneak Preview, they also became our most recent corporate sponsor! The Gow School for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities, founded in 1926, is the world’s oldest boarding school for boys grades 7 through 12.  Gow’s college preparatory curriculum is presented in small classes using a multisensory format in a technology rich environment.  The 4:1 student to faculty ratio allows focus on the remediation of learning differences through a phonics-based program known as Reconstructive Language.  In the classroom, in the dormitory, and on the athletic fields, students are encouraged to adhere to the four PILLARS of kindness, respect, honesty, and hard work.  During our visit we encountered these pillars and much more!

Our Gow School Ambassador was English and Videography teacher, Mr. Duffy, who welcomed us with a tour of the school.  Around every corner was an eager student, excited for the Academic Sneak Preview of Dislecksia: The Movie, full of questions for Harvey about his experiences growing up dyslexic and what it’s like to be a filmmaker.  We dined with several video students that evening, and met our videographer for the following day, Owen, who would follow Harvey from classroom to classroom, capturing every moment of his time on campus.


Mr. Duffy





During the day Harvey visited three Reconstructive Language classes, Mr. Duffy’s videography class, and Mr. Barrett’s robotics class, speaking with students about their experiences at Gow.  We were very impressed with the students’ openness and willingness to speak up, and it was a pleasure to see them in action in their classes.  Harvey also had a chance to sit down with a few seniors and speak with them about life before Gow and their plans for the future.

The Academic Sneak Preview of Dislecksia: The Movie that evening was a success, with over 100 students, faculty, and community members attending!  We had a lively Question and Answer period after the screening, and were even able to film some student testimonials regarding their thoughts about the film and how it compared to their own experiences with dyslexia.  Stay tuned for these testimonials to be posted on our Facebook and YouTube pages in the coming days. 


Our crew for the day, Owen

Thank you to the entire Gow community for inviting Dislecksia: The Movie to their campus, especially Headmaster Mr. Rogers and teachers Mr. Duffy, Miss Ottaway, Miss Russo, Mr. Thompson, and Mr. Barrett for letting us into their classrooms for the day.  We hope to continue to grow our relationship with The Gow School and look forward to returning some time in the future!  For more information on how you can bring an Academic Sneak Preview of Dislecsksia: The Movie to your school, contact Captured Time at 860-567-0675 or by email at

January 2012

Litchfield, CT
RRC and Dislecksia Team Up!

Our IndieGoGo campaign brought us more wonderful advocates and contributors, but it also brought us another corporate sponsor: Ravinia Reading Center!  Aimee was lucky enough to speak to Holly Shapiro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director of Ravinia Reading Center in Highland Park, Illinois, about what led her to start a reading center, what makes RRC different, and some advice she would give to parents. 


Reading Shouldn't Be Scary

Holly was always fascinated with language and that led her to pursue a graduate degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She continued her studies in Minnesota with Jean Osman and Paula Rome, learning a pure Orton-Gillingham approach to reading.  Now with Ravinia, she makes sure that her professional staff, also all Speech-Language Pathologists are using the same explicit, structured, multi-linguistic approach.


She says, “It’s not a place where I’m hiring outside contractors and everybody comes in and does their own thing. There is some re-training involved where the therapists start by sitting in and observing me. We go from there to co-teaching, and then independent teaching.  And even after that, I'm constantly popping in to do a little modeling or to observe a session. It's ongoing."


Tools of the trade

Ready for Readers

Aimee asked Holly what Ravinia Reading Center offers. Holly replied, “We offer remediation sessions, our typical attendance being twice a week for 45 minutes. It’s all one-on-one, of course, in little, private classrooms. We do one thing, teach reading and spelling, and we do it well.” She continued, “I think that having a small-scale, clinical environment allows us to evolve. We don’t use a program that somebody wrote ten or twenty years ago.  I can’t write a book about it. I found that I can’t even write a teacher’s manual; every time I try, it becomes out-of-date the next week. When new information comes out, I’m able to say, you know what? I think we need to do a little more of this and a little less of that. And we all do it, and I think that’s what makes us special. “ 

Holly finished her interview with advice to parents, “We’re still learning about this, but these are the kids who are able to see around corners and think outside the box. So during the time it takes for your child to learn to read, make sure he or she keeps learning!  Do whatever it takes to get your child full access to the curriculum. At home, read to your child; take advantage of books on tape. Oh, and one more thing. I'm often asked what is the best reading program and I always say it's the one that works for your child.  So it's really important that your child's growth in oral reading fluency be measured frequently, continuously, and responsibly. The right intervention should work."

Another satisfied customer

It's been a long day...

Thank you Holly and Ravinia Reading Center for becoming a corporate sponsor of Dislecksia: The Movie! We appreciate your support of our film and movement, and love what you are doing at RRC. If you are in the Chicago area and looking for help for your dyslexic child, you can contact Ravinia Reading Center at 847-433-5878. For more information, please visit their website here. Thank you again RRC!

January 2012

Litchfield, CT
97 Thank Yous

90 days. $12,860 raised for Dislecksia: The Movie. All because of YOU. Thank you to the 97 funders that helped us exeed our goal of $12,000 on IndieGoGo! These funds will go towards paying for high definition graphics, original musical compositions, and a new film website. We wanted to thank and honor everyone who donated any amount because every dollar counted in this campaign, so here's a BIG THANK YOU to:


Debbie Pontelandolfo: It has been great to see Harvey's passion blossom into the film Dislecksia, The Movie.  Thank you, Harvey, your crew, advocates and supporters for bringing awareness of what can be a stiffling condition to the world.  The more people know, the better their lives can be.  I look forward to seeing the completed film and enjoy reading of your updates online.  Keep up the good work.

Penny Wagner-Auchmuty donated on behalf of son, Payne Auchmuty

Melinda Ferrell-Thompson
Karen Gingerich
Kimberly Murphy
Aimee Santos
Penny Wagner-Auchmuty
B. Jolene Graves
Desiree Gaiser
Caroline Robson
Rio Gaiser (in honor of Uncle Roy)
Quincey Benson
Elias Inaty
Brian Kysela
Lebby Salinas
Dyslexics Rights
Hadria Douglas,
Leanne Fesenmeyer (in honor of Lucas F.)
Karen Rousso
Sheila Moses
Laurie Williams

Eileen Hitch
Jessica Brandon
Elizabeth Ravelli
Dynaread Special Education Corporation Samantha Ravelli
Mary Alice Landis
Phyllis Orlowski
Lisa Srogi
Richard Gaiser
Billy Hahn
Melissa Peltier
Nira Scherz-Busch
Ruth Lature
Randall Fulgham
Sue Apito
Celia Foster
Margaret Johnson (in honor of Loye Athena Daniel)
Michael Joseph Matteucig
David Whippie
Joseph Fico
p! Curry
Molly Reno

Samantha Ravelli. Beth Ravelli says, "Samantha teaches me everyday to Never quit, Never stop trying, Never give in and Always be proud of who you are. I'm honored to be her Mom <3"

Sam Ali: Anxiously awaiting the final cut...It's an honor to be part of this project! 

Candra L. Campbell
A. Faye Boscarelli (in honor of Deston)
Paul Travaglione
Eugene and Angela Orlowski
Linda Morrissey (in honor of Kyle Morrissey) Andy Vaughan
Ceri Williams
Holly Shapiro
Susan Getzinger (in honor of Scott Getzinger) Ravinia Reading Center
Gina Oley (in honor of Max Oley)
Tana Hattery (in honor of Payne)
Dawne Killing Kornhaas
Brent Krug (in honor of NJK)
Lynn Flaster (in honor of Richard Flaster)
Anne Elvgren
Caroline Gardner

William Parsons (in honor of William H. Parsons)
Noor Ali
Payne Auchmuty
Wisam Ali
Betsy Beaumon
Kathleen Wagner (in honor of Payne Auchmuty)
Michelle Rae
Christine Grenier
Gilbert Teal
Helen Sperry
Helen Pantuso
Nancy Karon
Kathleen Root

Kathy Root
Certified Dyslexia Testing & Tutoring Specialist
Founder, Dyslexia Rx, LLC

Successful, dyslexic writer Caroline Gardner (Facebook Page: Caroline Gardner, BA © ) is a very proud sponsor, on behalf of RASP, the only publishing group to exclusively publish and promote dyslexic writers:

Rob Williams
James R. Shewan
Wendi Zimmerman
Margaret Manz
Shelley Allen (in honor of Nathaniel Allen) Cathi Curtis
Alaska Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Wanda Farnell (in honor of Lilli Rose and Joey) Kim DAmico
James Boyd
Deborah Pontelandolfo
Christine Daley
Kathy Person,
Chester Goad
Peter Spellos
George Baluzy
Nicole Wagner (in honor of Payne Auchmuty) Diane VanderGiessen
Bob and Richelle Ward
Allie Hubbell
and Caroline Jones.

News Archive
Captured Time Productions announces its Advisory Board for Dislecksia: The Movie. We are honored to have some of the best and brightest professionals in the dyslexia world on our team!

Ever wonder what would happen if you tried to take a brain through security in an airport?...Read about Harvey and "the brains" airport incident on the Trips & Travels page.

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Captured Time Blog

If you want up to date information about Dyslexia: The Movie, or just want to find out what is going on with Harvey and the crew, check out our new blog.

Dyslexic Stories: In their own words
Read about the experiences of dyslexics & their families.

Captured Time is currently at work on Dislecksia: The Movie, a documentary that presents both the latest science and experiences; sometimes excruciating, sometimes hilarious... always dyslexic.

Harvey and Einstein

(To guarantee that this will indeed be a documentary with a difference, the staff of Dislecksia: The Movie includes a producer, a writer, and a cameraperson who are dyslexic and an editor who loves being around them.)

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