Dyslexia Awareness Week Scotland 2019

Dyslexia Awareness Week Scotland’s 2019 theme is Building Independence for Life. Dyslexia Scotland Volunteers Manager Helen Fleming highlights a few of the charity’s activities that promote independent learning.

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”

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A story by any other structure would teach the same….

Having highlighted the importance of reading in my previous blog entry, I feel that I can safely argue the other side of the coin without being hounded. Because the sad fact is, it is more than just dyslexia that can hinder someone’s reading ability and their fondness of books.  What they are forced to read,Continue reading “A story by any other structure would teach the same….”

A blue ribbon for Dyslexia Awareness Week

Everyone talks about time flying by but it really doesn’t feel like a year since we were organising last year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week at Dyslexia Scotland.  The theme this year is ‘Dyslexia: beyond words’ which we hope will help people learn that dyslexia is not just about problems with reading and writing. The highlight ofContinue reading “A blue ribbon for Dyslexia Awareness Week”

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013: Making People Aware of the Importance of Reading

Earlier today, I stumbled across an extremely well written article regarding the importance of libraries, books and reading.  The writer was author Neil Gaiman, who gave the annual Reading Agency lecture (Reading Agency being an organisation that, according to Gaiman, exists to give equal opportunities to all by helping everyone become able readers). In theContinue reading “Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013: Making People Aware of the Importance of Reading”

Dyslexia: Beyond words – Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013

This years programme is launched, visit our website to find out more and get involved with some of the exciting events we have planned for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013. Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013 runs from 4th – 9th November the theme this year is Dyslexia Beyond Words. An exciting programme of events will run across ScotlandContinue reading “Dyslexia: Beyond words – Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013”

Symbiotic partnerships

Dyslexia Scotland relies on the continued support of its members, ambassadors, staff, volunteers and of course many organisations to help us achieve our goals. One such important partnership has developed with Edinburgh City Libraries. Sarah Forteath, Business Development Manager, Library & Information Services at City of Edinburgh Council writes: ‘Edinburgh City Libraries and Dyslexia Scotland haveContinue reading “Symbiotic partnerships”