Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland will be on 2 - 7 November 2020
Dyslexia Awareness Week this year is all about ‘Unlocking Potential’. To tie in with coming out of lockdown, the title reflects all the amazing and sometimes unexpected ways that children and adults have adapted to our ‘new normal’, not to mention parents, teachers and others. It’s not been easy but we have been struck by the resilience shown by so many.
During lockdown we were able to divert some of our core Scottish Government funding to pay for tutoring for children whose parents had been financially affected by coronavirus. To date we have been able to pay for over 100 hours of tutoring for children with dyslexia by our approved tutors.
Our self-employed tutors have a wealth of specialised experience in supporting the different learning needs of children, young people and adults with dyslexia. Alongside this year’s campaign, we will continue to provide support and resources to teachers through our Education Conference, Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit and Modules (see links below) and other training to build on some of the great practice that happens in schools already.
For Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020 we would like to ask our supporters to help fund a further 100 hours of tutoring for children, young people and adults with dyslexia who may not be able to pay for it. To find out more and donate go to our JustGiving page. Check back here or keep an eye on our social media pages for further information. Twitter Facebook
Resources and ways to support Dyslexia Awareness Week
- Display a poster about Dyslexia Awareness Week.
- Take part in our online events in the run up to, during and after the week.
- Share our Twitter and Facebook posts during the week, using #DAWScot20 - and join us on Instagram and YouTube.
- Add a 'Twibbon' to your social media profile - click here for Twitter and here for Facebook.
- Use our children’s presentation or general presentation to raise awareness in your school, workplace or community. With thanks to the Glasgow Gaelic School, here's the children's presentation in Gaelic.
- If you’re a teacher, sign up to the 3 free online Modules on the Online Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit.
- Have a look at Dyslexia Unwrapped, our website for 8 - 18 year olds.
- Check out our leaflets for children, parents, adults and employers.
- Join Dyslexia Scotland and be part of a growing membership across Scotland - you can join or renew online.
Read a motion raised in the Scottish Parliament by Margaret Mitchell MSP, Convener of the Cross Party Group on Dyslexia.