Useful links during Coronavirus
Scottish Schools will be aiming to return to full-time schooling in August 2020. The links below were compiled at the start of lockdown to assist home learning and may still be useful.
Please note that Dyslexia Scotland does not endorse any particular product and we cannot be responsible for the content of any of the links. See also all the resources on Dyslexia Scotland’s website and Dyslexia Unwrapped. Our ‘Top Ten Resources for Parents’ is available on request by emailing [email protected]
Some of the links will be applicable to more than one group.
Arts Award (a nationally recognised certificate for taking part in creative arts activities.)
Audible is offering free streams of stories for children for use on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
'Clear Your Head Challenge' - 31 daily challenges from Young Scot and Healthier Scotland
Scotland Learns contains health and wellbeing activities from Education Scotland
ALN Homeschool (a list of resources for parents and carers of children with additional learning needs)
‘Amazing Educational Resources’ (includes some free subscriptions from education companies)
'At home with Dyslexia Scotland' (useful films on Dyslexia Scotland's YouTube page including recorded Parent Masterclasses)
'Back to School Toolkit' from Salvesen Mindroom Centre
'Lockdown Learning' (a guide for parents and carers by Charmaine McKissock)
CALL Scotland recorded workshops from an online event in June 2020
Support for teachers
Dyslexia: Make a Difference is a series of films from BBC Teach with advice for teachers supporting dyslexic pupils.
Top Ten Resources for teachers outlines a range of free resources from Dyslexia Scotland
Support for other professionals
Dyslexia organisations and websites
Dyslexia Unwrapped (our website for 8 - 18s)
Barrington Stoke (books for reluctant readers)
Dekko Comics (educational comics)
Other useful websites and guides
ENQUIRE (the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning)
CALL Scotland (assistive technology for people with disabilities)
Eduapps (includes free toolbar, MyStudyBar)
Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland (PINS) (network on educational inclusion, equalities, attainment, health and wellbeing)
Young Minds (emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people)
Other learning difficulties
Dyslexia Scotland’s leaflets on a range of topics also have some recommended books for further reading
If you would like some advice, contact Dyslexia Scotland’s Helpline.