Dyslexic people often say it is difficult to explain their dyslexia.
These are some of the things they say:
When talking to employers and tutors you may need to be more specific. Be honest about everything you find difficult but emphasise ways you have found to get around these problems, for example:
Dyslexic people hear and see normally but have difficulty remembering what they hear and see. This is called processing information. Brain scan experiments have shown that dyslexic people use different areas of the brain to process information.
A report by a psychologist or specialist dyslexia teacher (if you have had an assessment) should be able to identify your individual strengths and weaknesses.
We all absorb information in different ways. Some people learn best through listening,some by seeing and others by doing. There are also combinations of these. Understanding how you absorb and process information is useful in the workplace or during study.
This is the way we process information best. If you can identify your learning style you can improve the way you work.
There are three main learning styles;
There can be any combination of these, for example, auditory-visual or auditory-kinaesthetic. All three styles together are known as meta-cognitive learning.
Look at these lists of activities related to each area of learning. Think of your learning experience. Try to identify activities which you know would suit you best. This can provide a rough guide to your learning style.
Your dyslexia may cause you personal difficulties as well as the more obvious task related problems. You may not be very self-confident. It is important that you are able to accept the areas you have strengths and those where you have weaknesses. Try not to worry if you cannot do a task, everyone has weaknesses. Having a positive and honest attitude will gain you much respect.
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