‘Think Differently’

Dyslexia isn’t the obvious inspiration point for a collection of interior fabrics, yet for our final degree project we were encouraged to choose a subject close to our hearts, and learning how to support our daughter through school with dyslexia remains exactly that. ‘Think Differently’ was my title, reflecting both how a dyslexic mind operatesContinue reading “‘Think Differently’”

Thinking Outside the Box on the Box

  In a recent blog, I stated that a disadvantage of film and television over books was that everything has already been decided for the viewer, whereas books let the reader make decisions in their own heads.  However, what in one way appears to be a curse can in another way appear to be aContinue reading “Thinking Outside the Box on the Box”

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 and parenthood

A wonderful Insight in to dyslexia and parenthood from Julie McNeil, wife of Paul McNeil  one of our fantastic ambassadors Books, reading, developing your child’s imagination and sense of creativity were about as fundamental to my approach in parenting as things come. Paul, my husband who is Dyslexic, embraced this and we both read toContinue reading “Dyslexia and parenthood”

Dreams, what are your dreams?

Another fantastic poem from our wonderful poet , can you find the hidden word? Dreams, what are your dreams? My dreams (which may be the dreams of all Dyslexics) are: Younder; my true potential is younder! I am forever reaching for that place where my true self shines out of me (its just beyond my reach)!Continue reading “Dreams, what are your dreams?”

If – poems about Dyslexia

We have been sent these wonderful poems by a very talented lady and we think they sum things up very well. We hope that you enjoy them half as much as we have. If you can cope with amazing talent coupled with absolute inability, And face both with the same attitude; If you can trust your talent when all around youContinue reading “If – poems about Dyslexia”

Volunteering!! What is it good for….,

I’m not too sure what others think, but before I started volunteering with Dyslexia Scotland I didn’t really think of it as something young people did other than if they happened to have spare time, or needed it for CV purposes. Sure, it looks good on the CV, but it offers so much more thanContinue reading “Volunteering!! What is it good for….,”