The following advice may help you if you think you may be dyslexic or have another specific learning difficulty.
Not sure if you have dyslexia?
If you think you may be dyslexic go to the url below and have a look at the checklist provided by the BDA. There are other checklists provided in some of the other websites listed below.
If you have already been assessed with dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty and you are in higher education you can contact Mind Aligned directly for advice on one-to-one tutorial support. If you are eligible for the Disabled Students Allowance you should contact your Disability Officer or Dyslexia Co-ordinator for advice.
Strategies for Addressing Dyslexia
Do you want to improve your study skills? Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education.
The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains:
A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument
A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities
The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies
A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets.
This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format.
Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies.
Extract from Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia
Even if you have learnt many strategies for coping with your spelling, there will still be words that give you trouble. The aim of this section is to outline some basic spelling strategies that are helpful to most dyslexic students. The most important thing to remember is that you can learn to spell words that are important to you, and you should never become discouraged or give up. Remember that spelling is largely visual and that you can only be sure of the spelling of a word by looking at it.Link to PDF File
Access to work
If you have been assessed with dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty in the workplace you can contact Mind Aligned directly for one-to-one tutorial support. You may be eligible for assistance through Access to Work and can go to the following website for advice.
External Link Quick Access
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk (The British Dyslexia Association)
www.DANDA.org.uk (The Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association)
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk (The Dyspraxia Foundation)
www.workingwithdyslexia.com for workplace guidance
www.therapy-directory.org.uk/articles/speech-and-language-therapy.html for speech and language advice