Emotional Impacts of DyslexiaAs we reach the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought it might be helpful to highlight that The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dyslexia and other SpLDs has recently released a new report titled ‘The Human Cost of Dyslexia: the emotional and psychological impact of poorly supported dyslexia’. It states “Whilst dyslexia is not directly linked to emotional or mental health issues, failing to diagnose dyslexia early, and inadequate support – both academic and emotional – during education and beyond leads often to a short and long term human cost of dyslexia.” This is certainly an issue that we are aware of in Dyslexia Scotland. Many of the adults who attend our Adult Networks and our Career Development Service talk of little or no support for dyslexia when they were younger. This has led to difficulties in further education, job-seeking, in the workplace and in their personal relationships. Our next Adult Network (Glasgow) meeting on Monday 17 June will cover the topic of Dyslexia and Mental Health. Emma from SAMH will be speaking at this meeting. We recently surveyed our Adult Network members and found that the most popular topics that they would be interested in learning more about were:
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- Writing a blog for us here
- Being interviewed by one of our Media Volunteers, David Thomson, for our podcast series
- Writing an article/poem/creating artwork for our members’ quarterly magazine.
- Another of our Media volunteers, Trevor Thomson, is keen to create a second film (his first film is on the topic of dyslexia and mental health.