A Competition for Dyslexia Awareness Week

Here's a fun and simple competition for you, with dyslexia-friendly books as the prize!

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This is Dyslexia Awareness Week and, as one of Sir Jackie Stewart’s Dyslexia Scotland Ambassadors, I want to do something both to mark it and promote Dyslexia Scotland.

Some things to draw your attention to before I announce my fun competition:

  1. Dyslexia Awareness week and Ellie’s Blue Ribbon campaign – and find links to order blue ribbons and download a poster for your school, library or office.
  2. Please consider joining Dyslexia Scotland – here.
  3. Take a look at our new YouTube channel. The ones so far include one about our Hebrides road shows, the Education conference and one with Steven Naismith talking about DS being the Scottish Football Association’s nominated charity for the next 2 years.
  4. Dyslexia bookAnd PLEASE buy Dyslexia and Us, a heart-warming and eye-opening collection of experiences from people with dyslexia. The print version is a wonderfully reasonable £5.99 and the ebook a mere £2.99. I’ve committed myself to promoting this book so please help me by buying it! All proceeds to Dyslexia Scotland.
  5. News from Barrington Stoke, the wonderful dyslexia-friendly publisher: first, they have produced four picture books this year from top notch authors and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo, Ross Collins, Charlie Higson and Michael Rosen. Perfect for the under fives, these picture books are unique as they have dyslexia-friendly features to help parents/adults who struggle to share stories with their children
And Little Gems are Barrington Stoke’s new series of quality first chapter books from author/ illustrator dream teams and the latest ones are even in colour! In a gorgeous chunky format with flaps, these quality stories are specially designed to help every child establish good reading practise and also have dyslexia friendly features.

Keep up the good work, Dyslexia Scotland and Barrington Stoke!

And now head over HERE for the competition – open to all UK residents (or overseas, if you’d like to nominate a UK recipient for your prize.)

And remember, PLEASE buy the Dyslexia and Us book if you want to help Dyslexia Scotland support people with an often really difficult and life-changing condition.

Please spread the word about the competition, Barrington Stoke and Dyslexia Scotland. The simplest way is to share this post on your social networks. Thank you!

Nicola Morgan

Author and speaker about adolescence, -

Nicola Morgan is a multi-award-winning author for and about teenagers and an renowned speaker at conferences and schools around the world. Her classic book on the teenage brain, BLAME MY BRAIN – THE TEENAGE BRAIN REVEALED, was followed by THE TEENAGE GUIDE TO STRESS and THE TEENAGE GUIDE TO FRIENDS and innovative multimedia teaching resources on the brain and mental health, BRAIN STICKS™, STRESS WELL FOR SCHOOLS and EXAM ATTACK. Her next books are POSITIVELY TEENAGE (May) and LIFE ONLINE (June). She writes articles at www.nicolamorgan.com