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Information to help educators of children with dyslexia.

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The right support

The result of a unique brain development, dyslexia means some students see the world differently from others. Learning styles can vary radically. Generally, students with dyslexia perform well verbally, but can find reading, writing and spelling difficult, as well as processing information and organising their work.

A range of useful publications by Dyslexia Scotland can be downloaded free here.

2021 Education Conference film pack

Our 2021 virtual conference was held on Saturday 2 October 2021. Theme: Destination Dyslexia: a routemap

If you missed our conference, but would like to receive our film pack with access to all of the excellent keynote talks and workshops for £30 (£25 for members of Dyslexia Scotland), please email [email protected] and we can send you details about how to pay and access this pack. Please note, the pack is for individual use only and must not be shared.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Shirley Lawson (CALL Scotland), "Getting it right for dyslexic learners using technology in schools"
  • Dr Tilly Mortimore (Bath Spa University), "Adolescents with dyslexia: risk, resilience and opportunity"

Six workshops covering the following topics:

  • Technology and dyslexia - it's a real game changer! (Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland)
  • Maths and dyscalculia strategies (Laura Scott, GDSS)
  • Spelling and phonics: primary (Hilary Aitken, City of Edinburgh Council)
  • Spelling and phonics: secondary (Jude Durnan, City of Edinburgh Council)
  • Recovering from the impact of the pandemic (Dr Laura-Ann Currie, Education Scotland)
  • Co-occurring difficulties/neurodiversity (Pauline Lynch, Education Scotland)


Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit

The free online Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit can be viewed at the following link:

The Toolkit offers invaluable guidance.  It is designed for teachers and early years workers to use to assess literacy difficulties and dyslexia and to help them in both identifying and supporting pupils with dyslexia.

Click here for a leaflet about the Toolkit. 

Education Scotland Review

'Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia'.  Click here for more information about this report, launched in May 2014, including responses from the Scottish Government and Dyslexia Scotland and developments in taking the report’s recommendations forward.

Count Me In resource pack

The Count Me In project produced an advice and information pack for teachers, which was sent to every primary school in Scotland.

The pack can now be found under the 'Links and Legislation' section of the Addressing Dyslexia toolkit.

Supporting Dyslexic Pupils in the Secondary Curriculum

‘Supporting Dyslexic Pupils in the Secondary Curriculum’ is a series of guides by Moira Thomson.  Dyslexia Scotland is pleased to be able to offer the complete collection as free downloads on the members' section of the website.  Find out more about how to join here

Supporting Dyslexic Pupils in Primary Schools Pack

This pack consists of 8 booklets to help teachers support pupils with dyslexia in Primary School. Each Scottish Primary School was sent a copy of the pack towards the end of 2011, which was made possible as a result of an educational grant provided by RBS.

There are no additional 'hard copies' available. However, members of Dyslexia Scotland can access a free download of the pack via the members' section on the website. Find out more about how to join here.

SQA - literacy units for the new National 3 and 4 assessments

SQA has produced a range of information for practitioners who are involved in the delivery and assessment of the literacy units. Click here to find out more.

Click here to see our Top 10 resources for teachers.

For more information on training and support please contact us