Difficulties with reading and writing are probably the first thing that most people associate with dyslexia, but there are other common traits such as poor short-term memory, difficulty concentrating and problems managing tasks.
Around one in 10 people have dyslexia - awareness is rising but there is still some misunderstanding of it and the impact it can have on peoples’ lives. If dyslexia is not properly supported it can lead to low confidence and under achievement.
The good news is that there is now lots of help and support for children and adults with dyslexia or literacy difficulties reach their potential – and Dyslexia Scotland hopes to share some of this on their roadshow which visits Duns and Eyemouth next Thursday, June 2.
The Dyslexia Scotland Van will be in Duns Market Square from 11.30am to 1pm and in the Eyemouth car park (opposite the Home Arms) from 1.30-3pm.
Dyslexia Scotland Borders, which aims to provide support and raise awareness about dyslexia across the region, will have a stall at the Border Union Show in Kelso on July 29/30.