Website for young people with Dyslexia (8 years old and up)
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019
This week we are learning about Dyslexia.
The theme of the week is Building Independence for Life. We want to raise awareness and show how, with the right support, children and adults with dyslexia can achieve their full potential – Dyslexia Scotland
For more information, please visit https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/
The story behind Ellie’s Blue Dyslexia Ribbon
Ellie was Dyslexia Scotland’s first Young Ambassador. She came up with the idea of a blue ribbon for dyslexia to raise awareness. Here’s what she said when she launched the blue ribbon in 2012.
“I want children to feel comfortable with their dyslexia and not to have to hide it away. Most children don’t want to tell their friends about it because they are ashamed or embarrassed.I want to educate people so that they understand that dyslexics are creative out of the box thinkers and that we are just as clever as everyone else. I want them to embrace their dyslexia and achieve their goals.”
This week all children will receive a blue ribbon to wear, to show their awareness of Dyslexia, if they would like to.
As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week I would like you to design a Dyslexia Awareness ribbon. Your design could include facts about dyslexia, images or information about famous people who have dyslexia. You can be as creative as you like.
Please make sure your name and class are on the front of the ribbon and it is cut out so the ribbons can be displayed around the school.
Please return your ribbon cut out to Miss Kirkcaldy by Friday 8th November. Everyone who brings in a designed ribbon will receive a small prize.
Mauchline Primary School and ECC Dyslexia Statement
Our aim is to create an inclusive environment for all dyslexic learners throughout the school, ensuring all learners have full access to the curriculum by creating an enhanced and supportive learning environment.
All teaching staff in Mauchline Primary School and ECC follow the Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties Assessment Guidelines (Standard Circular 102) issued by East Ayrshire Education and Social Services.
Our Dyslexia Statement (written by Team DFS)
Our school should be a nice, friendly environment for everyone so that everyone feels safe, happy and good when they are at school. Everyone should be able to have access to resources whenever they need them. Teacher should encourage and help everyone.
Anyone can achieve anything!
An identification of Dyslexia is commonly associated with difficulties in reading, writing and spelling however people who have dyslexia often also find difficulties with spoken language, processing information, organisation of thoughts, plans or belongings and memory. Dyslexia does not affect a person’s intelligence but can make learning challenging.
Click here for further information from Dyslexia Scotland.