Dyslexia Support Updated November 2018

The items on this page are all available from Dyslexia Scotand. For ease of use we have placed the essential guides here. Dyslexia Scotland Website below.

Their leaflets are grouped under different headings but some of them may apply to more than one group, so it is worth taking a little time to look under all the headings.  If you have any questions after looking at our publications, please contact their Helpline
Once you’ve finished looking at the leaflets, please tell them what you think by completing this short survey.

General

  • What is dyslexia? ( PDF / Audio )
  • Checklist and indicators of dyslexia ( PDF / Audio )
  • Assessments for adults ( PDF )
  • Famous people with dyslexia ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia and visual issues ( PDF / Audio)
  • Visual Issues – Frequently Asked Questions ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia and self esteem ( PDF
  • Dyslexia friendly formats ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia friendly tips for speakers ( PDF )
  • Exams ( PDF )
  • Mind Mapping ( PDF )
  • Dyslexia and ICT ( PDF Audio )
  • Dyscalculia ( PDF ) 
  • Dè th’ ann an diosleagsia? (Gaelic) ( PDF )
  • Czym jest dysleksja? (Polish) ( PDF )

Children, parents, teachers 

  • Children, dyslexia and the law ( PDF )
  • Identification of dyslexia in schools – information for parents ( PDF ) 
  • Information for parents  ( PDF / Audio )
  • Explaining dyslexia to children ( PDF / Audio )
  • Youth information – what is dyslexia? ( PDF / Audio )
  • Transition from primary to secondary school ( PDF / Audio )
  • Information for teachers ( PDF )
  • Ideas for supporting spelling ( PDF / Audio )
  • Ideas for supporting reading ( PDF / Audio 1 / Audio 2 )
  • Ideas for supporting maths ( PDF / Audio )

Employment and the workplace

  • Job applications for employees ( PDF )
  • Job interviews for employees ( PDF )
  • Applications and Interviews – Information for Employers ( PDF )
  • A guide for employees ( PDF )
  • A guide for employers ( PDF ) 
  • Dyslexia and the Construction Industry ( PDF )

Study Skills

  • Introduction to study skills ( PDF /Audio )
  • Revising for exams ( PDF )
  • Organisation and time management ( PDF )
  • Answering essay questions ( PDF )
  • Note taking ( PDF )
  • Guide for students in university or college ( PDF / Audio )
  • Guide for lecturing staff in university or college ( PDF / Audio )

​Dyslexia and Us book

What do comedienne Elaine C. Smith, Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave, International rugby player Kenny Logan, ‘Just a Minute’ radio show host Nicholas Parsons, an 11 year old boy, a 78 year old retired construction worker, a job seeker, a parent, a prisoner and a vet have in common?

They are among the many people who have shared their personal stories about what dyslexia means to them.  With a foreword by Formula 1 champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, this is a collection of over 100 moving, poignant, sad, shocking, funny, instructive and illuminating stories. They describe the powerful impact of dyslexia on individuals, families, relationships, professionals and support staff. They give a fascinating insight into how dyslexic people are treated in a wide range of different day to day settings, including job centres, adult literacy classes, education and workplaces.

Proceeds from the book, published by Edinburgh City Libraries, will go to Dyslexia Scotland to help people with dyslexia. The book is available to buy as a hard copy or as an e-book. Please click here for details of how to order.

Further Reading
Click here to see some popular books from our Resource Centre.
Click here to see a list of self-help books and resources compiled by one of our members. (The author has highlighted those that they found most useful in yellow). They have also written a list of self-help podcasts and videos and a list of books which are personal stories about dyslexia.
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Alphabet Dominoes

Information: – Game of dominoes which matches letters to images.

Click to download.

Literacy – Phonological Awareness and Phonics

Letters and Sounds

Information: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics

Click to download.

 

Starfall

 

The circles provide:

  • Descriptions of the key areas involved in the acquisition of reading skills
  • A tool to identify areas of difficulty
  • Approaches and strategies for each key area
  • A practical planning/evaluation tool to record discussions with colleagues, staff and where appropriate the learner highlighting strengths, difficulties.

Click to download. Or click here for the online interactive version.

 

Top Tips for Paired Reading (Falkirk Council Support Teachers)

Click to download.

 

Top Tips for Reading (Falkirk Council Support Teachers)

Click to download.

 

Top Tips to Develop Sight Vocabulary (Falkirk Council Support Teachers)

Click to download.

 

Tricky words

Information: Flash cards for 41 tricky words –  1 word per A4  sheet

Click to download.

 

Bingo – High Frequency Words

Click to download.

Literacy – Spelling

How to Spell Prompt cards

Information: Competition winner 2012 – with thanks to Hugh Morrison, Principal Teacher in the Biggar / Carluke Extended Learning Community Team, South Lanarkshire.

Click to download.

Literacy – Writing

Writing Circle

Information: The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit Working Group has developed the Writing Circle to help teachers gain an understanding of how the writing skills have developed for child or young person who they are working with.  This resource can be used in primary and secondary sectors and may also be beneficial for children and young people for whom English is not their first language, as well as for adults. The Reading Circle was also developed.

The circles provide:

  • Descriptions of the key areas involved in the acquisition of reading skills
  • A tool to identify areas of difficulty
  • Approaches and strategies for each key area
  • A practical planning/evaluation tool to record discussions with colleagues, staff and where appropriate the learner highlighting strengths, difficulties.

Click to download. Or click here for the online interactive version.

Amazing Adjectives Game!

Information: Competition runner-up 2012 – with thanks to Su Hayward, Adviser – Learning Support, Suffolk County Council.

Click to download.

Memory

Memory Tips (Falkirk Support Services)

Information: Tips  to support auditory memory

Click to download.

 

Activity Village.co.uk

A website which provides free games and actives to support concentration and memory skills

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/memory-games

Numeracy and Math

Math Drills

Math-Drills.com is a collection downloadable math worksheets for teachers and parents on a variety of math topics. Some of the resources are free.

Visual Processing

Therapy Fun Zone

Information: A website which provides information on Visual Perceptual Skills and some free resources.

http://therapyfunzone.net/blog/ot/visual-perceptual-skills/

 

Eye Can Learn.

Information: A  website which provides activities to support visual processing

http://eyecanlearn.com/

 

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