3 Enquiry and research


There is a wealth of Scottish literature which provides information about definitions, associated difficulties, underlying causes and advice on assessment and intervention. These include

  • Dyslexia Review (2008) Literature Review

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  • Dyslexia Review (2014) - Education Scotland Review Making Sense Dyslexia: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland.
  • Education ScotlandRoute Map for Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice 2015 Literature Review
  • Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit (2012): This was originally launched as the Assessing Dyslexia Toolkit for Teachers in June 2010, and outlines the definition of dyslexia that has been developed by the Scottish Government, Dyslexia Scotland and the Cross Party Group on Dyslexia.
  • Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia at Primary School (2011):A series of 8 booklets that were provided to every primary school in Scotland and contains information and advice about dyslexia from the early stages to transition to secondary school, and also contains information on support for learning departments, school management teams, as well as, about good practice when working with parents. These booklets can be downloaded from the Dyslexia Scotland website.
  • Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia in the Secondary Curriculum (2013):A series of 20 booklets that were provided to every secondary school in Scotland and aim to provide subject teachers and support staff with advice and strategies to support learners with dyslexia. The booklets can be downloaded from the Dyslexia Scotland website.
  • Dyslexia at Transition (2007) – The Dyslexia at Transition Project Team consisted of staff from Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Aberdeen Universities and education authorities. The team worked with school staff, parents and pupils to produce a DVD and support pack ‘Dyslexia at Transition’. The DVD, commissioned by the (then) Scottish Executive. The resource was launched in 2007 and provides examples of best practice to help schools to support the move of pupils with dyslexia from primary to secondary school.

3.1 Dyslexia