Dyslexia Scotland News and Information including Free Zoom Events

Click here to book: Dyslexia Masterclass for Parents

About this Event

Join Sharon Hall from Dyslexia Scotland to give an overview of

• Dyslexia – what to look for, how it may affect your child

• Homework – practical strategies and resources to use with your child at home

• Building self confidence

• Study skills – tips and tricks


Click here to book this Mindmap Workshop: Learn to organise your child’s chaotic thoughts during lockdown. A one and a half hour fun workshop for families.

About this Event

Children with dyslexia often find their minds overloaded with thoughts and concerns that stop them from being able to do their work.

Endlessly talking in circles doesn’t help dyslexics much. They need to get their thoughts out, to see them and organize them visually.

If you don’t have a way to deal with this, it can build up and cause a lot of unnecessary stress, anxiety and arguments.

You need to learn a simple technique that will help you defuse the stress that comes from dyslexia and schoolwork. We’ve developed a little drawing exercise we use in our online tutoring, and want to teach you how to do it with your child.

In this limited one-hour and a half online workshop, you and your child will learn how to brainstorm ideas and organize them visually. It’s a form of mind mapping called a ‘Bulletmap’. It’s live and interactive on Zoom with other families. I’ll be teaching you how to brainstorm with a Bulletmap.

The workshop is ideal for both adults and children. You can come on your own, or bring the whole family with one ticket (free).

This training normally costs £7 a person, but it’s being offered by Dyslexia Scotland for free. Space is limited to 30 tickets. 1 ticket per household whether you’re coming solo or as a group.

This is one of the most useful and versatile tools for parents schooling children at home. Once you know it, you can help them:

  • Plan a fun weekend!
  • Plan their day.
  • Plan the week ahead.
  • Plan a school project.

The result? Parents and children love it. No more Sunday night arguments! A happier child who appreciates how you helped them cut through the overwhelm and confusion.

I promise you will love it.

This workshop is hosted by BulletMap Academy, in partnership with Dyslexia Scotland South East.


Like Dyslexia Scotland South East’s Facebook page to follow some upcoming group discussions:

https://www.facebook.com/DyslexiaScotlandSouthEast


Some other useful links:

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

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

Message from the Headteacher – Access to Online Learning

Dear Parent/Carer,
I hope that everyone in the family is keeping well and that you enjoyed a relaxing weekend.
I have now received some information from Midlothian Council with regards to support for families to access technology to support online learning at home.  The Digital Leaning Team have put together a resource for parents/carers that can be found by following the link below:
The portal also contains a form for parents/carers to request a loan of a Midlothian-owned device for the period of closure.  The collection arrangements for these devices will be communicated directly to families, although will be coordinated with Hub staff.
The team is also in discussions with internet providers regarding the loan/gifting of 4G hotspots to support those without internet access, but as yet they do not have a definitive solution to this issue.
I am aware that the technology that families have access to at home may be needed by more than one member of the family, or it may not have the software required to allow pupils to complete the tasks set by teachers, so please take advantage of this offer.  Pupil should contact teachers directly if they are having any difficulties completing tasks that have been set.  We will contact any families without access to technology by phone to let them know of the plans.
I will keep in touch as the week progresses.  I hope that all in our school community stay safe and well.
With best wishes,
Allyson Dobson

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