Information day for dyslexia sufferers

Dyslexia Scotland’s telephone helpline received around 1,764 calls in the last year from all over Scotland including the Angus area.

Now, Dyslexia Scotland is coming to Angus to answer those questions in person.

The free of charge, drop-in sessions will run in the Reid Hall, Forfar on Tuesday, June 22 from 3pm - 8pm, exhibiting resources on dyslexia and answering any questions.

Speaking on the night, Dyslexia Scotland advisors will cover the topics ‘What is dyslexia?’ from 4.30pm - 5.30pm and ‘Dyslexia in the Workplace’ 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

In addition, there will be a variety of exhibitors demonstrating a range of resources from the Adult Literacy service, Call Scotland, Mathletics, Genius Within, Concept Northern and Help me Read. Dyslexia Scotland resources, books and materials will also be available to attendees.

Anyone is welcome to visit the road shows, which aim to help those with any questions or concerns that surround dyslexia, perhaps around the home, in education, the workplace or tutoring and learning opportunities.

Dyslexia Scotland have been visiting the Angus area over the past nine months, holding open meetings, and supporting a steering group of volunteers who are keen to formalise a branch.

In addition to having the opportunity to become a member of Dyslexia Scotland at this event, there is also the possibility of supporting the development of the local branch to provide more regular information, support and advice to children and adults with dyslexia, their parents and professionals.