Dyslexia guidelines

These guidelines are based on good practice in the areas of assessment and intervention around dyslexia. 

The guidelines cover:

  • Definition of dyslexia
  • Factors other than dyslexia that can lead to literacy difficulties
  • The type of difficulties that are often typical of the dyslexic learner
  • The assessment process
  • Examples of interventions to support dyslexic learners
  • Criteria for Kaimhill dyslexia unit
  • SQA arrangements
  • Transitions 

A Dyslexia Friendly School checklist is also included as an appendix to the guidelines, to be used at the school's own discretion, as a self-evaluation tool.

If you are a parent or young person with a query about dyslexia, or the Aberdeen City Dyslexia Guidelines, please discuss this with your child/s school

If you are a member of school staff with a query about the Aberdeen City Dyslexia Guidelines, please contact your link manager. 

Dyslexia Guidelines Family Short Guide 

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