Dyslexia Masterclass for Parents

Information for parents and carers of a child with dyslexia
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (69 ratings)
1,092 students
1hr 33min of on-demand video
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A pathway through early stages of a dyslexia identification
The characteristics of dyslexia and what to look for
Practical tips for supporting your child with dyslexia at home
How to work with your child's school


  • No previous knowledge of dyslexia is expected. This is open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to support their child with dyslexia.


At least 1 in 10 children in Scotland are dyslexic. This course is for anyone who thinks or knows that their child is dyslexic. You may know a little about dyslexia or nothing at all.

The course looks at areas such as your intuition as a parent the signs and early identification of dyslexia, your feelings as a parent, the common and less common characteristics of dyslexia and the strengths of dyslexia.

Processing difficulties such as working memory are also often associated with dyslexia and this course gives a brief overview of difficulties with specific areas of literacy, memory and organisation, numeracy difficulties and visual stress.

Sharon then talks you through your role in supporting your child at home, supporting self-esteem and multi-sensory support as well as some practical tips to support reading, homework and organisation.

Finally, the course looks at how dyslexia is identified, the importance of collaborative working between all agencies and parents and effective communication, such as during meetings with the school.

The course consists of a series of 5 lectures, some with downloadable materials, and then 2 recorded ‘Parent Masterclasses’.

If you would like more information after doing the course or have further questions, Dyslexia Scotland runs a free confidential Helpline which you can find on our website. We also have a range of downloadable leaflets and other resources.

Who this course is for:

  • Parents and carers of children/young people with dyslexia, even if dyslexia has not been formally identified.


Enabling dyslexic people to fulfil their potential
Dyslexia Scotland
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 110 Reviews
  • 2,437 Students
  • 2 Courses

With a vision of making Scotland a more dyslexia friendly country, we inspire and enable everyone to reach their full potential through high quality services, influence change at a national and local level, and give dyslexic people an effective individual and collective voice.

We work with partners to educate, inspire and enable people and organisations to celebrate and support dyslexia in life, learning and work.

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