MUMS who are striving 'to get it right' for their kids have set up a dyslexic support group.

The task force wants to break down the stigma surrounding the learning difficulty and make sure that there is the same level of help available at all schools.

It was formed after Erin Moran posted a plea on social media.

She was struggling to get help for her son and received several replies which revealed she wasn't alone.

Michelle Wilson and Kirsty Gill, whose son also has the learning difficulty, signed up.

Michelle, 35, said: "I am dyslexic myself and I read the post from Erin about how she was struggling.

"I have three children who are not dyslexic but that doesn't mean that it won't pass on to my grandchildren.

"We want to use the group to push this forward and to get children checked for dyslexia in schools.

"We have heard so many people are having the same problems."

"The Scottish Government's education approach is called 'Getting It Right For Every Child' - we need that to include children who are dyslexic."

Michelle says it is standard for testing to be delayed until P4 but research shows that it can be detected earlier.

She said: "If children are struggling and are not diagnosed until later in primary school it can affect their self-esteem.

"I would like to see change in the way dyslexia is perceived.

"People have strengths in different ways and can be very good problem solvers.

"Dyslexia doesn't affect intelligence and it doesn't mean you are lazy.

"A lot of parents are not able to help their children with their homework and I don't know what I would have done if my husband hadn't been there to help them."

Michelle herself has battled to get the support she needs but her determination paid off and after working in 28 different jobs she has been offered a place at university to study social work.

Kirsty meanwhile says it was almost a relief when her son, who is now nine, was tested last year as this opened up all sorts of support which is helping him to progress.

She said: "I had to push for him to be tested last year.

"He is now getting support once a week and is getting a scribe and doing really well."

Michelle says the new group - called Dyslexia Inverclyde - will support parents to help each other and make sure all children get the help they're entitled to.

Anyone who wants to get in touch should visit their Facebook page.