To my teachers: from an adult dyslexic




Here are some thoughts from @creativeartJan on helping her school age self:

  1. Give me the information/learning in advance, so I can plan ahead and be prepared.
  2. Provide a list of key vocabulary.
  3. Give worksheets and books with clear, large font.
  4. Give examples where support for homework can be found and include alternatives to books e.g. youtube.
  5. Give me models, charts and diagrams e.g. historical figures on a timeline.
  6. Give me opportunities to touch and do, not just to read.
  7. Give me opportunities to type instead of write.
  8. 3D models in Physics and Chemistry help, not just lists of letters and numbers.
  9. Be alert to my other difficulties: catching a ball, doing sport, and how they impact.
  10. Look out for me, are other students being kind, tell them what dyslexia is and that it does not mean you are stupid.


Janet’s suggestions

Useful Youtube links:

The writing experience for a dyslexic

Dyslexic experiences in the Scottish education system

Book recommendation:

Carol Vorderman Study Skills

Article on metacognition:


Advert for mindmapping, piece on visual thinking.

Visual thinking


If you are dyskexic and want to help teachers to help their dyslexic learners, please add to these suggestions, either leave a comment or get in touch!



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