If your Scottish and involved in Dyslexia, this is one to listen to! Also, if your involved in a dyslexia group, there is a lot to learn from how Dyslexia Scotland has grown over the last 50 yrs.
In this episode we explore the story of Dyslexia Scotland and all the things it can teach us about dyslexia itself and also other groups who help with dyslexia. It all began in 1968 with parent support groups and volunteers. Two main dyslexia organizations developed. The Scottish dyslexia trust, which gave grants and the other “Dyslexia in Scotland” which was about volunteer parents.
Cathy explains how in 2002 Jackie Stewart the famous formula 1 racing champion, helped pull together both these organizations into one, called Dyslexia Scotland in 2004.
Jackie Stewart found he was dyslexic through his teenage son being identified and is the President of Dyslexia Scotland and Vice President Of the British Dyslexia Association.
Cathy explains how the biggest challenge that Dyslexia Scotland faced was how to raise the awareness and solutions to the 500,000 adults and children with dyslexia in Scotland and maintaining that wide scope.
We go into depth on the huge range of different things that are available through dyslexia Scotland and also some of the interesting challenges that are unexpected with dyslexia for adults in the workplace doing driving tests and so much more.
Here are the links you might want to check out:
Dyslexia Scotland leaflets (there are 38 in total, all free to download and arranged in categories for different groups):
Their 3 websites:
www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk (general about all our services, support, information, for anyone with dyslexia and those who support/employ dyslexic people)
www.addressingdyslexia.org (Toolkit for teachers)
www.unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk (website for dyslexic children and young people aged 8-18)
Social Media channels:
Their Blog, A Life less ordinary: https://alifelessordinaryds.wordpress.com/
Our Helpline: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/helpline
Monday to Thursday 10am to 4:30pm
Friday 10am to 4pm
How to contact the Helpline:
Telephone: 0344 800 84 84
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