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West Lothian Dyslexia Network

The network links together a range of partners from housing, employment, learning and community-based services with the common aim of ensuring that adults with dyslexia have fair access to services across West Lothian

Partners work together to develop a range of activity to support this including creating co-delivered learning opportunities and developing new approaches through training and practice-sharing. As a result, local adults have developed strategies for managing dyslexia and access to services has improved which has led to positive outcomes including gaining employment.

Training, support and networking opportunities are offered throughout the year.  To get more involved or join our mailing list, please contact jenny.reekie@westlothian.gov.uk.

Updates

A new free open learning course on Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice for CLD is now available through the Open University.  Members of the Dyslexia Network were involved in the development of course content.

We recently published an article in the Dyslexia Scotland members magazine about our survey relating to disclosing dyslexia.  You can read the article pdf icon here [77kb].

The Westminster Achievability Commission for Dyslexia and Neurodivergence have published their report Opening Doors to Employment which has examined evidence relating to the experiences of people with dyslexia who are seeking work. Dyslexia Scotland contributed evidence to the report and the work of the Dyslexia Network features as a good practice case study.

Useful Links

Dyslexia Awareness Training

Free training is available to better understand dyslexia and feel more confident in offering support.

The Open University offer free open learning courses on Understanding Dyslexia and Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice for CLD.

CPD Bytes are a locally run organisation offering free bite-sized courses.

Further Information

Dyslexia Scotland provide information and support including details of their local branches.

Call Scotland provide information and training on accessibility tools to support dyslexia.

The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit gives information on supporting young people with dyslexia which could also be useful to organisations working with dyslexic adults.