Dyslexia awareness week

This is dyslexia awareness week and I have 3 coaching tips to offer anyone who wants to change their experience with literacy and organisation :

1. Learn to visualise words, not just the shape of them, the whole word. Start with 3 letter nouns and work you way up to longer words that are not nouns. Everyone can do this with just a little practice. We can all recall pictures in our mind’s eye now you are learning to use those pictures for words too. This will improve your spelling. Don’t think it’s possible? Just try it.

2. Learn to get grounded, centred, focused – the thing that every sportsman does to concentrate and what you have to do for standing on one leg. Grounding will help you concentrate and keep the letters you see on the page or visualise STILL. Let any stress that comes up go down into the ground and when you are reading hold the book up; your reading will improve as if by magic.

3. Make a list of what you are good at, including the things that others don’t find so easy. Every day add to it the things you have had successes with today.

These are the skills that 1000s of young people and adults have learnt and those who excel at literacy pick up naturally without any teaching. You don’t need any external products to achieve this just a determination that you too can change your experience of dyslexia.

We know this works, “why wouldn’t you want to tell others?” and give them a whole new start in life?

If you need more help with any of these skills take a look at http://www.bridgestosuccess.co.uk or post questions here.

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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