Helping churches to take part in Dyslexia Awareness Week Scotland 2021

Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW) Scotland runs from 1-7 November. One of our members has created a toolkit for churches. Although it’s written with churches in mind, some of the content can be used by other faith communities.

Veena’s Story

  Over the last year I’ve been dipping into a book about dyslexia in the workplace.  I expected it just to help me in a work context but I actually find it just as helpful for my personal development.  (You can find details of it at the end of this blog post.)  The book isContinue reading “Veena’s Story”

The Debauchery of Disparaging Dyslexia

I came across an article last year that concerned itself with the subject of IQ tests.  While reading the piece, I noted the author’s statement that dyslexia can disappear with disappointment, particularly as it was made without the qualification that it was their opinion.  While everyone is entitled to voice their own beliefs, it angeredContinue reading “The Debauchery of Disparaging Dyslexia”

Facebook and Literacy

According to recent research conducted by Booked, a magazine for UK schools, 70% of headteachers believe that Facebook and Twitter has adversely affected the literacy of young people.  To be fair to them, the examples that are used to back up this claim are not without merit: “I wont to work wiv you’re  company.” AnotherContinue reading “Facebook and Literacy”

What Gaps Exist?

Following the recent news that Michael Morpurgo has written the first book in a series that is being published with the intention of making it easier for dyslexic parents to read to their children, I was surprised that, as the volunteer Resource Centre Manager for Dyslexia Scotland, I hadn’t realised that such a big gapContinue reading “What Gaps Exist?”

Perspective

A wonderful blog by doreenjank. I have just seen “The Big Picture” documentary film; which reminded me of how important different viewpoints, understanding and perspectives of a learning difference can be. I don’t want to say anymore as I would like you to watch the film; and not just take away my interpretation. Also whilst volunteering inContinue reading “Perspective”

What will I do now?

When I left school, I literally had no idea what I was going to do. When I was growing up, I wanted to do everything, be a writer, a singer, an actress, an artist and for a while I wrote poems, but, the longest standing aspiration was a fashion designer. I began school well, butContinue reading “What will I do now?”