Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides is organising a special event on Monday 7 November from 7pm – 8.30pm in Stornoway Town Hall, (main entrance), entitled Study Skills for Dyslexia.
This is a chance to come and learn some practical tips and ideas to help children and adults with dyslexia improve study skills. Everyone very welcome to this free event, says the group.
Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides is “a local committee affiliated to Dyslexia Scotland to try and raise awareness of dyslexia. As a committee we meet about nine times a year in an informal setting where we try and help each other to help children and adults with dyslexia.
Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 of the population and this means that in the Western Isles dyslexia may affect 2,700 children and adults.
The group raises funds from funding bodies and locally through bag packing. The group received substantial funding from the lottery which allowed the group to purchase various items and to be able to arrange for a speaker which helped to raise the profile of dyslexia and the group.
The group also received a generous funding through the Co-operative Society which enabled group members to travel to the mainland to attend conferences, networking meetings and the Dyslexia Scotland AGM.
Other committee members have attended Dyslexia Scotland’s Adult Network meeting with good presentations and also attended a residential weekend run by Dyslexia Scotland to allow people from different committees to network together.
All these opportunities have given committee members a chance to learn more which can be used locally, to see how other committees work.