Tips For Dyslexia

 

Visual Information

When using Google maps, go to the photo of the place you’re going to – school/office/café – get as much visual information as you can absorb beforehand. More

 

Important Meetings

Important meetings – work out what you’re going to wear, what you’re going to take and anything you’re going to need the day before. Panic and anxiety are our worst enemies and this preparation... More

 

Don't Panic

Don’t panic if you’re having a very bad day. It happens to all of us. Be patient, do something else for a while and go back to what you have to do – this often clears the head. Remember that we... More

 

Safe Place

Have a safe place where you can go to in your head; somewhere that’s calm and full of positive thoughts about yourself. See it as a library of good things, with all the tools that empower you.... More

 

Build Up Concentration

Concentrate in small bouts, reward yourself when you’ve managed: ten minutes, then thirty minutes, then an hour. Build up your concentration – this... More

 

Give Yourself Double Time

Give yourself double time, or treble time, to do something if it’s important. Be prepared. Don't rush. If you get in to a flap then it’s almost impossible to untangle information. More

 

Be Early

Get to meetings early so you can see the room and familiarise yourself with the environment before you start – this includes school rooms for exams where possible. More

 

Record Yourself

Get a voice recorder and record yourself for note-taking. Dyslexic thinkers are often very strong oral communicators, and this tool will enable you to fully express what you want to say. Where... More

 

The Stress Egg

By holding a stress egg whilst being taught, or trying to read or watch or take in information, many dyslexic people are able to concentrate better. Sally Gardner uses this method and has tried it... More

 

Sandpaper

Keep a piece of soft sand paper, which helps when learning how a word is spelled. Write it once to feel it on the sand paper, then write it again. More

 

Visual Theasaurus

Using a 'visual thesaurus' is a great way of mapping words, ideas and spellings for picture thinkers. Check out www.visualthesaurus.com. More

 
 
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