We're here to help and listen to you
If you’re a young person with dyslexia and have a question for us, we can help. Our Helpline advisors are here every week day to answer your questions - it is open Monday to Thursday from 10am - 4.30pm and on Friday from 10am - 4pm. Call us on 0344 800 8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve got an idea about things you’d like to see for young people with dyslexia, we want to hear from you. You can tell us what you think about school, leisure or anything at all. Email email@example.com
Listening to children and young people with dyslexia
Dyslexia Scotland knows it is really important to hear the views of children and young people with dyslexia.
Each of our quarterly members' magazines is all about and by children and young people with dyslexia. For more information about membership click here.
We have a group of 'Young Ambassadors' (under 25 years old) with dyslexia who will speak up about the important issues for young people with dyslexia. The group meets on a Saturday, every two months at our office in Stirling.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01786 425 126 if you would like any further information.
Arnaud Touanga, AKA Real A, is a young rapper with dyslexia. Forced to leave his home in the Congo because of war, Arnaud eventually ended up in Glasgow as an asylum seeker. He grew up in a poor and alien community surrounded by drugs, violence and racism.
At school Arnaud found it difficult to fit in and keep up with work. He discovered he had dyslexia when he was 12. Around the same time, Arnaud began rapping. He found it made him popular with other pupils. It also gave him a way to communicate and express himself in a creative and positive way.
Real A had a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview the legendary Scottish three-time world Formula One racing driver, Sir Jackie Stewart, President of Dyslexia Scotland, and ask him about his own personal struggles with dyslexia.
Watch the interview at the following link:
Do you have a case study to share with us? Email us at email@example.com
Visit your branch
We have a network of volunteer-led branches around the country that offer support and advice. Our branches in Fife and Aberdeen also run youth groups. To find your nearest branch, use the branchfinder. For more information about branches email firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful books about dyslexia
If you or your parents are members of Dyslexia Scotland you can borrow these books from our resource centre. Email email@example.com to borrow books.
TV Programmes about dyslexia
Kara Tointon 'Don't call me stupid' (BBC 3) This is part 1 - you can find parts 2, 3 and 4 on YouTube
Dyslexia Scotland YouTube Channel
'Heather' and 'Stuart' are computer voices which will read text on a computer. You can find out more here: http://www.thescottishvoice.org.uk/Home/
Useful podcast for studying
Listening is a great way to learn, and it gives us a break from reading and writing.
Our Lochaber branch helped set up a podcast project at their local high school. Since there are now new qualifications in Scotland, some of the podcasts will be out of date but most should still be useful. Click here for the podcasts.