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Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides aims to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia among children and adults with dyslexia, parents, teachers and other professionals. Branch volunteers offer expertise by providing a range of speaking engagements which are free for anyone to attend, and a sympathetic and empathetic ear to the difficulties others face, from people who have gone through the same things themselves. Dyslexia, which affects 1 in 10 people can have a huge impact on the self esteem of individuals if not properly identified and supported. There is a huge need for more teachers to have a greater understanding of dyslexia in the classroom and we aim to help improve this skill gap.
Our project will link people with dyslexia, their parents and teachers, so that they can experience an element of group support to help with some of the difficulties dyslexia brings. It will bring teachers and parents together to understand the difficulties from a different perspective. It will help children know that they are not stupid and are able to reach their full potential.