Dyslexic adult?

With resources, advice and support, we’re here to make sure dyslexia doesn’t hold you back.

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Getting started

If you’re an adult with dyslexia, or think you might need an assessment, we can provide further information on our Helpline number: 0344 800 8484 or email helpline@dyslexiascotland.org.uk.

To get you started, take a look at our information sheets:

You can see all of our publications here.  Click here to see a list of useful books and here for a list of Self Help books for people with dyslexia.  

Your local branch may also hold regular meetings, as well as other activities and events. See our Branch page for further details.

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Adult Networks

We currently have three Adult Network Groups:

  • Quarterly meetings in Stirling
  • Monthly meetings in Glasgow
  • A new Network in Edinburgh - quarterly meetings planned

All the upcoming meeting dates are posted on our Events page - see here for upcoming meetings. 

The Networks are support groups for people over 18 who have dyslexia. As well as making new friends, the meetings mean you can:

  • share your ideas and experiences
  • discuss how you have overcome challenges
  • talk about issues in education and employment
  • learn from guest speakers

Click here to see a list of reasons for people coming to the meetings.

There is no need to book. Everyone is welcome to come along, however we ask that you become a member if you plan to attend regularly. 

Get in touch with Helen Fleming for further details.

It was the first time people actually understood what I had gone through.
Gary, 23, West Lothian.

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Careers

Throughout your working life you may notice dyslexia having both negative and positive impacts as you navigate the world of work and make sense of how your strengths and challenges shape your career choices.

The following links, downloads and opportunities may be of interest in helping you with your career planning and development:

Dyslexia Scotland’s leaflets on Applications and Interviews

Our Adult Network events

Our resource centre contains a range of useful guides, studies and texts relating to dyslexia and work and learning. The resource library is accessible through our membership scheme; from £10pa for individuals. Link here to join.

Our Career Development Service is a small service with volunteers who help dyslexic people with their career planning. For more information, click here.

Self-understanding quizzes to help you learn about your individual strengths and suitable career choices:

Buzz

My Strengths

VIA Character Strengths

Research, reports and evidence about dyslexia and career paths:

Connecting the Dots

The Westminster Achievability Commission interactive report on Neurodiverity and recruitment: Opening Doors to Employment

Other resources

Exceptional Individuals is a dyslexic recruitment platform

Scottish Trade Union Guide to Dyslexia at Work gives information on dyslexia in the work place.

We also have careers information for young people aged 8-18 on Dyslexia Unwrapped

 

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Farmers with dyslexia

The National Farmers Union for Scotland launched a campaign in September 2014 to highlight the challenges experienced by farmers with dyslexia. Click here for more details.

This video produced by Border Life shows a farming family talking about how dyslexia has affected their lives.

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Interview between Sir Jackie Stewart and Real A

Real A, a dyslexic rapper, had a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview the legendary Scottish three-time world Formula One racing driver, Sir Jackie Stewart, President of Dyslexia Scotland, and ask him about his own personal struggles with dyslexia.

Watch the interview at the following link:
www.youtube.com/watch

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Tutors

We have a register of self-employed dyslexia-specialist tutors who work with adults.  These tutors can help with study skills and literacy.  

To find out if there are tutors in your area click here.

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