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Test Drive: How to Pass the Theory Exam

By | March 28th, 2017|Blog Posts, Help and Advice|

A driving instructor who found that some of his best pupils were failing the theory exam because they were dyslexic has developed a special website to help them. Craig Trickett explains In theory, learning to drive [...]

Help for Adults with Dyslexia that won’t break the bank

By | November 15th, 2016|Help and Advice|

When it comes to resources for those with dyslexia, it can often feel like most help or information is focused on children, parents or educators. So, who’s looking out for us adults? Where do we turn [...]

The Magic of Motivation: Five Videos to Super Charge Your Willpower

By | October 24th, 2016|Help and Advice|

A few months back I decided it was time to get in shape. In the past I’d tried the gym (yawn), running (a knee or ankle injury waiting to happen) and yoga (a little too docile [...]

200 Ways to Improve your Spelling with Mnemonics

By | September 29th, 2016|Help and Advice, Student Life|

Let’s face it, the English language is confusing. Years after leaving school my spelling is still atrocious, I still struggle to work out when and where I should use capital letters, I have no idea when, [...]

How to create an environment to balance your mind

By | August 18th, 2016|Help and Advice|

Did you know that a cluttered environment, creates a mess inside your head, making it hard to focus and get anything done? If you need any assistance when reading this post please note Browsealoud is installed [...]

DYSboxing #6 | PAUSE | Meditation in Your Pocket

By | May 10th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Help and Advice, Videos|

Being dyslexic can sometimes be pretty stressful. Whether it’s exams, work or all that reading and writing you need to do to get on top of your email back log, it can sometimes be useful to [...]

MindNode | Versatile Mobile Mind Mapping On The Go

By | May 5th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Help and Advice, Student Life, Working Life|

As an Assistive Technology tutor, I’m familiar with most of the popular Mind Mapping programmes available for desktop Mac’s and PC’s. I’d never looked at using a mobile Mind Mapping app as I couldn’t imagine planning [...]

Thoughts on Dyslexia | Building Inner Confidence

By | April 14th, 2016|Help and Advice, Videos|

While much of the focus on Dyslexia is around the difficulty it causes with reading and writing, what’s often overlooked is the effects of other people’s opinions of our dyslexia and what it does to our [...]

Dyslexics Know Your Rights! | Reasonable Adjustments Explained

By | March 15th, 2016|Help and Advice, News and Views, Working Life|

A few weeks back, the media storm surrounding a tribunal case between Starbuck’s and a dyslexic employee was a wake-up call to us all. If you missed it, the case went something like this. Starbuck’s hires [...]

Speed Reading Tips for Dyslexic Readers

By | February 9th, 2016|Help and Advice, Student Life|

"Believe it or not, the key to faster and more efficient reading is to try and read less text?!" When gathering information for a college essay, university dissertation or work report, the ability to quickly move [...]

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