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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 [...]

Thoughts on Dyslexia | Improving Your Confidence

By | January 19th, 2016|Help and Advice, Videos|

In this episode of Thoughts on Dyslexia, Miranda Banks tells us how to raise our confidence levels and keep that negative inner voice in check. If you need any assistance when reading this post please note [...]

Carols, Coursework & Christmas Crackers: Preparing for Uni in the New Year

By | December 15th, 2015|Help and Advice, Student Life|

As the Christmas holiday approaches, most of us are gearing up for a spot of mince pie Olympics, boxset marathons and some well-earned chill time. It’s important for us all to recharge our batteries, so the [...]

Hiding the D | Why Nondisclosure at University Can Hurt Your Grades

By | November 26th, 2015|Help and Advice, Student Life|

Now that the giddying highs of your first few months of university life have subsided. The true realisation of how much work and information you need to absorb in the next few years, has probably become [...]

Thoughts on Dyslexia | Beating the Blues

By | November 19th, 2015|Help and Advice, Videos|

Apart from all the difficulties with processing, feeling down or feelings of low self-esteem can be part of the Dyslexic experience. In this video Miranda Banks, from Excel in Exams, shares techniques she's developed to deal [...]

Why a Neurodiverse Workforce Can Improve Your Management Skills

By | October 27th, 2015|Help and Advice, Working Life|

A few years ago, I recruited a Finance Assistant through a scheme run by the BBC, which was aimed specifically for people with a disability. If someone had asked me at the time, how I intended [...]

Five Useful Coping Strategies for those with Autism

By | October 15th, 2015|Help and Advice, Listmania|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Over the next few weeks we will hear from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s [...]

Episode 17 – Memory Mechanics – Jake O’Gorman

By | October 6th, 2015|Help and Advice, Podcasts|

This episode is also available on iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud This month master of the mind Jake O’Gorman pops into the studio to dazzle with his superior memory skills. Poor memory is something that many dyslexics [...]

Question Corner #5: Designer Needs Help with Writing

By | August 20th, 2015|Help and Advice, Working Life|

Dear Question Corner, I need some help when it comes to writing I find it really difficult because I am not good with reading, spelling and grammar. For two weeks I’ve been working as a designer [...]

Top 5 Alternatives to Reading

By | August 13th, 2015|Help and Advice, Listmania|

As we all know reading is one of the most useful skills we can learn. It's a major part of study, work and leisure and with WhatsApp and Twitter increasingly becoming our go-to's for communication. For [...]

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