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Sharon Hall, Dyslexia Tutor and Trainer

Dyslexia Scotland is running two free information sessions full of hints and tips for parents to support their children with dyslexia on Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June in Tarbert and Stornoway.

This whistle-stop tour of dyslexia will cover what it is, how it can affect children at home and at school and how parents can better understand it. As well as looking at practical things that can help, the talks will also cover how dyslexia is identified and what parents can expect from schools. 

Around 1 in 10 children in Scotland are dyslexic and as well as difficulties with reading and spelling, dyslexia can also affect short term memory, organisation skills and following instructions. 

The talks will be delivered by Sharon Hall, Dyslexia Tutor and Trainer, on behalf of Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides branch.

Lena Gillies, National Development Officer at Dyslexia Scotland, said: “Our Parent Masterclasses have been hugely popular over the last few years and I hope that as we return to face to face events, parents and carers in Harris and Lewis will take advantage of the Sharon’s knowledge.”

All are very welcome to the free events including teachers and parents/carers of children who have not been identified as being dyslexic but are struggling with an aspect of literacy.

There is no need to book to attend the talks which take place at 7-8.30pm at Sir E Scott Primary School in Tarbert on 6 June and in Stornoway Town Hall on 7 June.