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.
Addressing Dyslexia toolkit
The free online Addressing Dyslexia toolkit can be viewed at the following link: www.addressingdyslexia.org
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.
The Dyslexia Toolkit Working Group, chaired by Dr. Margaret Crombie from 2009 - 2014, developed a free online Assessing Dyslexia toolkit in 2010. This Toolkit was updated and relaunched in September 2012 as the Addressing Dyslexia toolkit. The Toolkit is maintained by the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit Working Group, chaired by Fran Ranaldi.
Click here for a downloadable 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, as well as the Scottish Government and Dyslexia Scotland responses 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 Count Me In pack can now be found under the 'Links and Legislation' section of the Addressing Dyslexia toolkit, or click on the following link:
Dyslexia at Transition
Dyslexia at Transition is an interactive DVD with information on how teachers can help young people with dyslexia transfer smoothly from primary to secondary school. For more information and to order a copy, click here or contact us on 01786 446650.
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.
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