A bit of background
If you think your child could have dyslexia, our Publications will give you an introduction to various aspects of dyslexia, such as the support your child may get at school, things you can do at home and explaining dyslexia to children.
Additional Support for Learning Act
The Additional Support for Learning Act outlines the principles upon which teachers and those with whom they work should support the needs of children and young people. The key principles focus on inclusion and partnership working between professionals and with parents, children and young people. For more information about the Act and the revised Code of Practice, click the following link: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/aboutasn/principlesofsupportchildlearn/introduction.asp
Enquire, the Government’s advice service on additional learning support, has an excellent booklet on the support available through schools. Click here for the link to the document.
Our branch network
Our volunteer-led branches aim to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia by holding meetings which are open to the public. Anyone with an interest in dyslexia is very welcome to attend – people with dyslexia, parents, professionals and more. Click here to find out if there is a branch in your area.
Dyslexia Scotland responds to a number of consultations affecting people with dyslexia. If you are interested in feeding your comments into our responses to public consultations, please keep an eye on the News section of this website for details of the latest consultations or the Influencing positive change section.
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Some children with dyslexia have problems with low self-esteem and confidence. This link to the Centre for Confidence and Self Esteem has some useful hints and tips about how to help your child cope when this happens.