Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service provides support for children and young people with dyslexia.
The service supports schools, children and young people in a variety of ways. For those with an identification of dyslexia, GDSS provides in-depth diagnostic assessment to plan next steps in collaboration with the learner, parents and appropriate staff. There is also support at stages of transition.
Support for young people is a combination of 1-1, group and whole class support. Our aim is to build skills and self efficacy in partnership with the school and home. Parents receive information and advice which help develop a positive understanding of dyslexia. Workshops provide practical examples of strategies to use at home.
Coaching in Context sessions allow us to work collaboratively with staff and learners within the classroom. Further advice and in-service, in the form of support visits, presentations and workshops, are available to all establishments.
Partnership working includes joint initiatives with colleagues from other agencies e.g. Psychological Services, ASL Technology. In addition, we are working with other local authorities and specialists; sharing good practice and current research.
Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service
31 Moss-side Road
Glasgow G41 3TR
Head of GDSS & EAL Service: Maria Walker
Depute Head of EAL Service: Ishbel Drysdale