Published: 11/01/2017 09:00 - Updated: 11/01/2017 15:05

Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia ScotlandDyslexia Scotland branches near you

Many of us will know someone affected by dyslexia – it is estimated that 1 in 10 children and adults in Scotland is dyslexic.

As well as difficulties with reading, writing and spelling, dyslexia can also impact on short-term memory, organisation and sequencing skills such as following directions.

The good news is that Dyslexia Scotland works across the country to raise awareness and provide information and support to people affected as well as professionals such as teachers and employers.

There is no 'cure' for dyslexia, but, with the right support, many people are able to exceed their potential. As well as highlighting the difficulties, Dyslexia Scotland is also keen to highlight the many skills of people with dyslexia which can include creativity, out of the box thinking and good problem solving skills.

A vital part of the awareness raising across Scotland is led by a network of Dyslexia Scotland branches which are run entirely by volunteers. They can provide a much needed source of information and support to people affected by dyslexia – there's no magic wand to change things overnight, but the power of meeting up with someone who has experienced the same thing as you can be significant.

There are branches of Dyslexia Scotland in Skye and Lochalsh, Caithness, Inverness, Moray Firth and Aberdeenshire, all of which provide free information to anyone who needs it.

To find contact details of your local branch go to www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/our-branches or email Dyslexia Scotland's National Development Officer, Lena Gillies, at lena@dyslexiascotland.org.uk

Dyslexia Scotland runs a Helpline which anyone can contact by calling 0344 800 8484 (Monday to Thursday 10am-4.30pm, Friday 10am-4pm) or emailing helpline@dyslexiascotland.org.uk

Dyslexia Scotland

 

Website: www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dyslexia-Scotland/191846460846878

Twitter: @DyslexiaScotlan

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