How dyslexia impacts adults and children

Dyslexia Explored #32

Cathy magee

If your Scottish and involved in Dyslexia, this is one to listen to! Also, if your involved in a dyslexia group, there is a lot to learn from how Dyslexia Scotland has grown over the last 50 yrs. 

In this episode we explore the story of Dyslexia Scotland and all the things it can teach us about dyslexia itself and also other groups who help with dyslexia. It all began in 1968 with parent support groups and volunteers. Two main dyslexia organizations developed. The Scottish dyslexia trust, which gave grants and the other “Dyslexia in Scotland” which was about volunteer parents.

Cathy Magee

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Cathy explains how in 2002 Jackie Stewart the famous formula 1 racing champion, helped pull together both these organizations into one, called Dyslexia Scotland in 2004.

Jackie Stewart found he was dyslexic through his teenage son being identified and is the President of Dyslexia Scotland and Vice President Of the British Dyslexia Association. 

Cathy explains how the biggest challenge that Dyslexia Scotland faced was how to raise the awareness and solutions to the 500,000 adults and children with dyslexia in Scotland and maintaining that wide scope.

We go into depth on the huge range of different things that are available through dyslexia Scotland and also some of the interesting challenges that are unexpected with dyslexia for adults in the workplace doing driving tests and so much more.

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Links you might like to 

Dyslexia Scotland leaflets (there are 38 in total, all free to download and arranged in categories for different groups):

https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/our-leaflets

Our 3 websites:

www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk (general about all our services, support, information, for anyone with dyslexia and those who support/employ dyslexic people)

www.addressingdyslexia.org (Toolkit for teachers)

www.unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk (website for dyslexic children and young people aged 8-18)

Social Media channels:

Facebook

Twitter

Youtube

Instagram

Our Blog, A Life less ordinary

Our Helpline: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/helpline

Monday to Thursday 10am to 4:30pm
Friday 10am to 4pm

How to contact the Helpline:
Telephone: 0344 800 84 84
Email: helpline@dyslexiascotland.org.uk

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/cathy-magee-06b63a58

Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/

Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/bulletmap/

Free SundayMap course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/sundaymap/

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Darius Namdaran

Darius Namdaran

Darius is a teacher and MD of BulletMap™ Studio. He's passionate about helping dyslexic children, and their parents, get through High School with their confidence intact. From his own experience with dyslexia and raising children with dyslexia he has developed an online training business designed to equip and encourage dyslexic teenagers in their journey through High School.
His company produces Mindmap videos full of tips and encouragement to help understand dyslexia and to thrive in High School.
He is the designer and senior tutor of the first Mind mapping course for Dyslexic Teenagers called the BulletMap Method.

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