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 and Recruitment: Square Pegs and a Round Circle

Way back in the 13th Century, a selection of artists were asked to demonstrate their competence for a job as a painter for Pope Benedict XI. Each provided an elaborate, detailed sketch to prove their abilities. Except for Giotto, who simply drew a single perfect circle. Guess what? He got the job. Dyslexia and JobContinue reading “Dyslexia and Recruitment: Square Pegs and a Round Circle”

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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”