2020 Vision

The year 2020 still sounds like a science fiction, long-way-off date of the future, yet here we are. When Oswald Berkhan first identified dyslexia in 1881, I wonder whether he’d even dreamed of the dynamic developments in research, information and assistive technology that would be around almost 140 years on, or even that dyslexic peopleContinue reading “2020 Vision”

So, what do you do?

“I don’t cut hair” Coronation Street barber David Platt said, dreamily, in a recent episode, “I shape destinies.” Studies show that he’s got the right idea when it comes to getting job satisfaction. Some people dread being asked ‘so, what do you do?’ Rather than feel stuck in a rut, we can mentally re-frame ourContinue reading “So, what do you do?”

Dyslexia Awareness: Moving Mountains

               Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland is here again. In the past 5 years or so, Ellie’s blue ribbons have gone from strength to strength. Therefore some of us might be beginning to take Dyslexia Awareness Week for granted and finding it all a bit too much work. However, IContinue reading “Dyslexia Awareness: Moving Mountains”

Dyslexic autobiographies

Here are some life stories of dyslexic people that I’ve found helpful.  The first 2 are podcasts.  The others are books, 2 of which are available in audio. Podcasts Dyslexia Scotland’s podcasts ‘The Codpast’ podcasts Anthologies ‘Dyslexia and Us’ Published 2011.  Available in print. Dyslexia Scotland produced this book in collaboration with Edinburgh Libraries.  ItContinue reading “Dyslexic autobiographies”