Making Sense Programme: final report

Report detailing the work undertaken by the Making Sense Working Group to support the implementation of these recommendations through the Making Sense: Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice Programme 2014 to 2019.

Annex F : Young Ambassador Voice

Feedback about Young Ambassador Rachel Miller’s keynote talk at Education conference, October 2018

Rachel Miller is one of Dyslexia Scotland’s 10 Young Ambassadors. Over the past 2 years, she has talked to a variety of audiences, including initial teacher education students, school pupils and Youth Day participants. Rachel speaks with passion and inspiration about her experiences of dyslexia.

“One of the most useful parts of the day was listening to Rachel. I am planning to share my new knowledge with others in my school so that no child will ever feel like their 'learning style' is not understood.”

“[The most useful thing was] hearing from Rachel and how dyslexia has impacted on her life - seeing it from the perspective of the pupil. Will use some of the strategies with own class.”

“The young presenter at the start was excellent. Hard hitting and lessons learned.”

“[I learned] the difference an identification of dyslexia can make to a to a young person's self-esteem. I need to be more pro-active in my role as SfL teacher in identifying pupils.”

“Listening to Rachel Miller was fabulous. I will take on board ALL of her suggestions to improve support for my dyslexic pupils.”

“I also enjoyed hearing from the experience of the young ambassador - the suggestions and tips were excellent - every teacher should hear them and presented by such an excellent ambassador would make all the difference.”



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