Pupil Voice: What your teacher can do to support you if you have dyslexia
Got dyslexia? Here are some tips from Rachel, a Young Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland, about what teachers can do to help you at school. Whatever challenges you’re going through, never forget you have many strengths too….
Dyslexia – a different way of learning
1 in every 10 people has dyslexia.
Some of the most successful people in the world have dyslexia… Keira Knightley, Steven Spielberg and Jamie Oliver all have it.
People with dyslexia are often very creative and good at problem solving. Having dyslexia might mean you need help with reading, writing or remembering.
Here’s a great film from the British Dyslexia Association
Pupil Voice: “My dyslexia enables me to be creative”
From Dyslexia Unwrapped, where you can listen to lots of young people talk about the ups and downs of having dyslexia.
Pupil Voice: – Lyla “If I wasn’t dyslexic I wouldn’t be me, I am what you see”
With the right support people with dyslexia can achieve incredible things. Check out this poem by a pupil called Lyla.
Just found out you’ve got dyslexia? Get advice from young people who know how you’re feeling….
We love this letter written by two pupils who wanted to help other young people who have found out they have dyslexia.
Feeling judged for having dyslexia
“When I used to read a book it was like the words were jumping all over the place.” A film by I am Me Scotland.
Alexia Casales tells us about her book The Bone Dragon and having dyslexia
Have you read The Bone Dragon? For a young woman with dyslexia and dyspraxia who only learnt to read when she was 10 years old, the author Alexia Casale is an amazing example of how, with the right support, all things are possible.