This Education Scotland report is the outcome of an independent review of education for children and young people who have dyslexia which has been carried out on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The review covered the experiences of learners in primary, secondary and special schools. It also looked into the provision made by local authorities and at the programmes of initial teacher education currently offered by universities in Scotland.
The report includes findings and five inter-linking recommendations which aim to support schools and local authorities improve the outcomes of children and young people who have dyslexia. The Executive Summary provides a four page summary of the full report.
This report will support all practitioners working with children and young people.
PDF file: Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland, 2014 (906 KB)
PDF file: Executive Summary: Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland, 2014 (87 KB)
PDF file: Making Sense: Working group progress update - March 2017 (182 KB)
Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland (2014) identified five recommendations for local authorities and schools, all of which combine to improve the outcomes for learners with dyslexia:
Schools and local authorities will be able to consider the report’s findings and recommendations to reflect and engage in a cycle of self-evaluation and improvement around dyslexia and inclusive practice.
The findings and recommendations enable practitioners to evaluate the impact of their support, knowledge and understanding of dyslexia and inclusive practice.
A number of schools and local authorities have established working groups to focus on the recommendations. These groups are:
Key evaluative questions for schools and practitioners include:
Dyslexia and inclusive practice: An overview
Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit
CALL Scotland - Books for all
CALL Scotland - Digital exams
CALL Scotland - Free digital voices
Scottish Government and dyslexia
Scottish Government response to the Making Sense report
Education Scotland - Inclusion