From people who have contacted our Helpline
"I recently called and spoke to a lovely lady on the Helpline who was brilliant at guiding me through local Visual Assessors. I wouldn't have known where to start without her!"
"I can't thank you enough for all the assistance and support since coming along to Dyslexia Scotland. You have the natural ability to put people like me at ease after a late diagnosis. The pointers and information provided have proved invaluable for me. You are a vital cog in a well oiled service that is greatly appreciated by all whom I speak with in our unique Dyslexic Family in Scotland."
"I spoke to a lady about my daughter’s dyslexia and would like to say thank you for pointing me in the right direction – we feel more positive and we're looking forward to 2nd year now. Many thanks again."
"My 9 year old has severe dyslexia and for 5 years we've hit brick walls at school until meeting you guys - my heros."
Find out more about our Helpline here.
From people who have joined Dyslexia Scotland
"I have just read the December magazine from cover to cover - superb, superb, superb! Congratulations to all the young contributors. These are the authentic voices of young people with dyslexia, and I found all the accounts moving, stimulating, fascinating and immensely encouraging. There is so much work still to do, as we all know only too well, but I am immensely heartened to see the powerful impact Dyslexia Scotland is making."
"Many thanks for such an amazing magazine edition. The articles were most interesting and very timely as I am in the middle of writing an essay for university on co-occurring difficulties."
Find out about the benefits of membership here.
From people who have benefitted from our Employment Service
"The way you helped me to put my CV together made sense to me. You listened to what I wanted and helped me make a CV that truly reflects who I am. It was a very relaxed process."
"Your suggestions for how to write application answers work brilliantly. I’m extremely grateful for this back and forth approach to working on application forms, this really works for me. You’ve been an asset to my job search."
"Thank you for the careers workshop yesterday. I really needed that. I feel so much more confident since we spoke."
Find out more about our Employment Service here.
From people who have used our Tutor Service
“Our daughter has been awarded her class prize for effort and achievement this year. Her report is good and she has shown enthusiasm and hard work in all her subjects. We are very proud of the effort she has put in. This is due in no small part to the help you as a tutor have given her over the year.”
"Thank goodness I was able to find someone who could help my son.... Dyslexia Scotland put me in touch with a tutor and it has been the start of a long journey but it has made all the difference to a boy who could quite easily have finished primary school unable to read."
"Improved confidence has led to a big improvement in reading, writing, spelling and maths. His report card is dramatically different from last year and his class teacher has commented on the huge improvement."
"Aside from the huge improvement in my daughter’s mental wellbeing and her progress through work with the tutor, the support and guidance to me as a parent – both in how to support my daughter and in discussions with the school and other agencies – have been a great benefit."
"My daughter used to burst into tears when a reading book was produced. She is now a happy reader who loves going to the library."
From some of our volunteers
"I applied to volunteer at Dyslexia Scotland because I felt I had skills to offer an organisation dedicated to something that has great significance to me. I have the opportunity to gain new skills, while applying the skills I already have and contributing towards Dyslexia Scotland’s mission.
I have only been volunteering with Dyslexia Scotland for a short time, but I am really enjoying it and feel it is also benefiting my long-term goals. I graduated from university last year and have found it difficult to get a graduate job in my field; I have a full time day job (only in part related to my career aspiration) and feel that volunteering will give me a chance to expand my horizons while making a real contribution."
Find out about volunteering with Dyslexia Scotland here.
From people at our roadshow and branch events
"A big thank you to the team who organised the roadshow. As a parent of a child with dyslexia I found this extremely helpful. More importantly my son had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking to many people."
"Having been diagnosed as dyslexic and dyspraxic as an adult at university I am utterly in awe of all the work you do. It is incredible the awareness you are creating and how much information and education that is now available. I am now thoroughly enjoying following the Dyslexia Scotland Facebook page."
"The young boy helping me pack up yesterday said that by coming to the meeting he had learned that he’s not stupid, that he’s as good as everyone else at school and that he felt better about things now."
"Just a note to say thank you very much for the meeting last night. I really benefitted from hearing about what strategies work and how much of an impact teachers can have on someone's life. It was great making some contacts too. I am really looking forward to the next meeting. Thanks again."
Find out more about our branches here.
From teachers at our Education Conference
“Wow, what a day!! I found the day so informative and very motivational. I have been in teaching since 1981 and this is by far the best training event I have attended. Thanks to all those who contributed their time to make this event possible.”
“Enjoyed the whole event. Very worthwhile day. Great to have my mind jogged every now and again about new or current practice.”
“Would have happily attended all the workshops. Speaker quality was excellent.”
“First visit to conference very enjoyable. A thought provoking and inspiring day.”
Find out more about our Education Conference here.