Education Conference

Saturday 2 October 2021 (10am-2:15pm)

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​Our Education Conference provides an ideal opportunity for delegates to gain insights into both innovative and well-established approaches being delivered across education settings in Scotland to support dyslexic individuals, families and professionals. Our annual conference is suitable for teaching and other educational staff in Scottish schools and local authorities.

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. 

Our 2021 virtual conference was held on Saturday 2 October 2021 (10am to 2:15pm)

Theme: Destination Dyslexia: a routemap

Keynote Speakers (biographies): 

  • 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: 

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


What about costs? 
Dyslexia Scotland is a charity and non-profit organisation. Any fees to participate in this event will be used to cover the costs related to this event, while supporting our work to improve the lives of dyslexic people in Scotland. If you wish to support our charity further and help us continue to improve the lives of dyslexic people, we'd be grateful for any donations via Just Giving

If you have any queries about the information above, please email our Education Conference Volunteer, Celia Richardson, at [email protected] 


Did you miss our 2020 virtual education conference? For £30, you can now purchase a post-conference film pack featuring:  

If you would like to purchase this film pack, please email [email protected]. You will be given information about payment options. Once you have paid, the film pack with the film links will be emailed to you.  Please note, this pack is for individual use only and must not be shared. 

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