In a dyslexia-friendly Scotland, everyone will know what dyslexia is – and isn’t. By taking part in research, you can help others understand dyslexia, its impacts and its advantages.

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Dyslexia Scotland welcomes requests for research participants or people to take part in surveys. Details of all research requests will be posted here. Unless indicated, please note that Dyslexia Scotland is not associated with the research on this page. If you have any questions about any of the research listed, please use the researchers’ own contact details provided. 

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Closing Date: 30th Nov 2024

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Closing Date: 31st May 2024

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Closing Date: 12th Jun 2024

Closing Date: 31st Mar 2025

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Closing Date: 31st Oct 2024

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Research findings

A survey involving secondary students with dyslexia studying Latin or a modern foreign language – by Dora Burbank

Research in the academic field of Latin and dyslexia is sparse, often outdated, and largely consists of teachers’ informal observations, thus lacking empirical evidence. This mixed-methods study aims to address a gap in the literature, exploring the experiences of secondary students with dyslexia learning Latin, French, or Spanish while examining the relationships between dyslexia and examination results in those languages.

A survey involving secondary students with dyslexia studying Latin or a modern foreign language

Report on SQA exam support 2023

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The influence and impacts of dyslexia on social work practice – by Sam Hepburn

The role of a social worker is complex and dynamic, working in environments that can be equally challenging. The role involves working with and supporting individuals, families and communities. Therefore, the interventions required are wide ranging and involve many skills such as assessment, reading and writing. All these skills can be impacted by dyslexia. This study explores the impacts and influence that dyslexia has on social work practice from the experiences of those with a dyslexia identification.

The influence and impacts of dyslexia on social work practice | Iriss