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Our leaflets are grouped under different headings but some of them may apply to more than one group, so it is worth taking a little time to look under all the headings.  If you'd like some further advice about any of these topics, please contact Dyslexia Scotland's Helpline. 
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General

  • What is dyslexia? ( PDF / Audio )
  • Checklist and indicators of dyslexia ( PDF / Audio )
  • Assessments for adults ( PDF )
  • Famous people with dyslexia ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia and visual issues ( PDF / Audio)
  • Visual Issues - Frequently Asked Questions ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia and self esteem ( PDF
  • Dyslexia friendly formats ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia friendly tips for speakers ( PDF )
  • Exams ( PDF )
  • SQA Assessment Arrangements for National Literacy Units ( PDF )
  • Mind Mapping ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia and ICT ( PDF Audio )
  • Dyscalculia ( PDF ) 
  • Dè th’ ann an diosleagsia? (Gaelic) ( PDF )
  • Czym jest dysleksja? (Polish) ( PDF )
  • Neurodiversity model (PDF)

Children, parents, teachers 

  • Children, dyslexia and the law ( PDF )
  • Identification of dyslexia in schools - information for parents ( PDF ) 
  • Information for parents  ( PDF / Audio )
  • Explaining dyslexia to children ( PDF / Audio )
  • Youth information - what is dyslexia? ( PDF / Audio )
  • Transition from primary to secondary school ( PDF / Audio )
  • Information for teachers ( PDF )
  • Ideas for supporting spelling ( PDF / Audio )
  • Ideas for supporting reading ( PDF / Audio 1 / Audio 2 )
  • Ideas for supporting maths ( PDF / Audio )

Employment and the workplace

  • Job applications for employees ( PDF )
  • Job interviews for employees ( PDF )
  • Applications and Interviews - Information for Employers ( PDF )
  • A guide for employees ( PDF )
  • A guide for employers ( PDF ) 
  • Dyslexia and the Construction Industry ( PDF )

Study Skills 

  • Introduction to study skills ( PDF /Audio )
  • Revising for exams ( PDF )
  • Organisation and time management ( PDF )
  • Answering essay questions ( PDF )
  • Note taking ( PDF )
  • Guide for students in university or college ( PDF / Audio )
  • Guide for lecturing staff in university or college ( PDF / Audio )
Further Reading
Have a look at books and resources compiled by one of our members. (The author has highlighted those that they found most useful in yellow). They have also written a list of dyslexia self-help podcasts and videos and a list of books which are personal stories about dyslexia.
Please note that Dyslexia Scotland does not endorse any particular products or services.