Help for Children & Teens (audio/visual)
It will make school better for you
you don't feel shy after the first few times
If you try people will help
Find something different about your right hand or arm for example a freckle or mole, and remember ‘ that mole is a right pain’
pages are written from left to right - or in the Angry Bird’s game shots fly from left to right.
Play hopscotch, and shout left/right as you use each leg
Always wear your watch or wrist bands on your left
Don’t be scared
The assessor understands you
Each test starts easy and gets harder it is meant to
The tests cannot show something that is not true
Make sure you are not tired before
It can take nearly a whole day:
First 40 or so minutes introductions, settle in and explanation of what will happen
Then some different Puzzle like tests for about just over an hour - don't worry if you don't know all the answers you are not supposed to. Just do what you can.
Then a rest
Then a meeting with the assessor and and your parent or teacher to see what you are good at, what you find difficult and things that will make school easier.
Ruth is a dyslexia teacher who showed us her hand tricks to learn the times tables at our drop in session. Have a go!
Thank you for sharing your number bond rainbow....
Multiplication Rules! is a simple, fun way to teach children times tables and division. Penny developed her books to teach her children and herself as at school she struggled with times tables not knowing she was dyslexic. I've realised that the most important thing is helping children to enjoy learning. Once they enjoy learning, the rest will follow. Thank you Penny for coming to our open day and giving us a demo!
Plan what you want to say in your head or on paper
Take time – don’t say errm… or ‘like’
Use extra time to check and get your answers read to you if you can
Block out other noises
Keep hands busy if you need to
Practice with someone
Don’t forget to say when to put in full stops, commas etc.
Keep your train of thought
Don’t be rushed by a silence
If you like the scribe ask if you can have them again!
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Jo Crawford (teenage ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association) has written a great article with useful tips for revision, colours, analogies stickers … click here to go to her I’m Dislexisic blog
Mr Bruff has great resources for GCSE English, use origami, powerpoints to music, exam tips and book analysis, to go to his you tube channel click here...
Rossie Stone, founder of Dekko Comics was a long-term struggler all throughout school, particularly with reading and absorbing information. Still to this day he says he finds it difficult to maintain his concentration even on a single sheet of text. These comics are based on a technique he used for revision. To see more click here