Dyslexia and Us

A collection of personal stories

by Susie Agnew


ISBN: 9781783332496
  • Word Count55,208
  • Page Count212
  • IllustrationsNone

What do a member of the royal family, Olympic rowing champion, comedienne, retired construction worker, a job seeker, a parent, a prisoner and a vet have in common? They are among the many people who have shared their personal stories about what dyslexia means to them. Not every contributor is dyslexic but they have all been sufficiently affected by dyslexia to write their story. With a foreword by Formula 1 champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, this is a collection of over 100 moving, poignant, sad, shocking, funny, instructive and illuminating stories. They describe the powerful impact of dyslexia on individuals, families, relationships, professionals and support staff. They give a fascinating insight into how dyslexic people are treated in a wide range of different day to day settings, including job centres, adult literacy classes, education and workplaces. Dyslexia and Us was originally published by Edinburgh Libraries, demonstrating close partnership work with Dyslexia Scotland that has developed over a number of years.

About the Author

Dyslexia Scotland is a national charity based in Stirling, Scotland, whose mission is to inspire and enable people with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their potential in education, employment and day to day life. One of our aims is to give people with dyslexia an individual and collective voice- the authors of the stories in this book were asked to share their experiences of dyslexia. Edinburgh Libraries runs an annual programme of events during Dyslexia Awareness Week, in partnership with Dyslexia Scotland.