KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS - SELF-ADVOCATE - Early in group work, let your fellow students know that you're dyslexic. Say, "I'm dyslexic, so I can't read or write well, but I'm creative and can come up with ideas." - Don't be afraid of asking students to read things for you....
Going Back: Learning To Live With The New Normal
Whether it's you going back to work, or your children trying a new part-in school, part-remote school routine, many of us will be having to adjust to changes because of the pandemic. There will be many aspects of every day living that we won't have control of, but...
Dancing with Dyslexia
"Life is short, so go for things you enjoy..." - Dame Darcey Bussell Q: Do you have any helpful strategies for dance? There can be a number of extra challenges that come with dyslexia when learning dance. SUGGESTIONS FOR LEARNING STEPS Some of the issues have...
[PREMIUM] Tips for Listening in Foreign Language Classrooms
Although for some dyslexic students the listening component of foreign language classes is an area of strength, many have significant challenges that teachers should be aware of in order to have a successful year. MULTISENSORY AND EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION TO HELP WITH AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION Dyslexic students can have significant challenges in the auditory discrimination of quick […]
[PREMIUM] Big Picture and Dyspraxia
The good news about dyspraxia is that there are many positive strategies that can significantly improve functioning. #1. SELF-AWARENESS – Self-awareness is the most important tool of children and adults with dyspraxia. There are many everyday classroom and real world tasks that can be extremely difficult or even impossible for a person with dyspraxia. Without […]
Dyslexic Entrepreneur’s Advice for the Road [Premium]
Great advice from Stephen Key at Additude. For many adult dyslexics, running your own business is the best way to build on strengths and create a positive working environment. Stephen offers the following helpful advice for those at the beginning their journey. “1. I prepare for every situation. My learning disability has caused me to […]