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With the proper guidance, you and your child can develop strategies for dealing with dyslexia.

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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 here.  

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. 

Consultations

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 go to our Campaigns page.

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.