Gold Medal Winner in the Self-Help category of the 2015 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards As Alais Winton knows, having dyslexia doesn't mean you're not bright; like her, you might just need a different way of looking at things. In this book, she lets you in on the learning techniques which work for her, and which you may not be taught at school. Offering solutions to common problems students with dyslexia face, Alais describes tried-and-tested techniques for succeeding with reading, spelling, memorising information and time management, and even a simple method to ensure you never misplace your learning tools (such as pencils and books) again. The strategies are ideal for use in the run-up to exams, helping you to become more organised, less stressed and better prepared. This is a must-read pocket guide for students with dyslexia aged 11 to 18, and will also be a helpful source of ideas for teachers, SENCOs and parents of teens with dyslexia.
Everything You Need to Know about College, University and the Workplace
Author: Ann-Marie McNicholas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Written for 14+ year olds, this accessible book empowers young people with dyslexia to make a smooth transition to college, university or the workplace. An engaging and informative guide, it will help you plan and make decisions about the next stage of your education or employment. Ann-Marie McNicholas, who has worked with young people with dyslexia for many years, answers the questions that you will have as you plan for life at university or college. She covers the differences between school and college and university, lists the different types of dyslexia assessment available and gives you simple, tried-and-tested tips to help you to manage your time, your workload and your revision. Beyond information about further and higher education, the book is full of advice on preparing for the next stage in your life, such as moving into the workplace. A must-read pocket guide for teenagers with dyslexia and an essential resource for parents, teachers, SENCOs, career advisers, and anyone else involved in supporting learners with dyslexia to make a successful transition to further education and the world of work.
This practical skills guide helps young people with who learn differently including those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia and ADHD, study for their exams. Students who learn differently can often find exams challenging and can experience a good deal of anxiety around exam time, leading to exam results that may not accurately reflect their capabilities. Much exam stress arises from a lack of confidence with the ability to learn and retain information in a meaningful way. This engaging workbook is designed to help students to overcome these issues. It not only shows students how to develop a positive success attitude towards study and exams, but also aims to equip them with powerful strategies and techniques for learning and remembering. The book offers strategies for learners whose methods of learning are multisensory. When learning is active rather than passive, it happens faster, and is easier, more enjoyable and more effective. As you progress through the fun, engaging activities, so your confidence and belief in your ability to learn will increase. Struggling students will become confident, successful learners, with a positive attitude and access to a wide range of effective strategies, and in this way, you will achieve the results in exams that you have worked for and deserve.
Dyslexia won't stop you from writing your own success story. Discover the ten key traits which people with dyslexia have harnessed in order to reach success and self-fulfilment. Dyslexia brings both challenges and the potential gift of a unique skill set - through a combination of academic research and case studies, this book shows how you can use all of this to your advantage. From increasing your self-esteem to imaginative problem solving, each of the ten secrets to success is explained and brought to life through interviews with accomplished people describing how they have profited from a single star characteristic in realizing their goals. Approach the obstacles of dyslexia pro-actively, and unlock your potential with this inspiring step by step guide. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the British Dyslexia Association.
Helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope
Author: Neil Alexander-Passe
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects not only learning but every part of life. Experience or fear of social stigma can lead people with dyslexia to camouflage the difficulties they face, to withdraw and to adopt negative coping strategies, particularly if they lack adequate support, identification and intervention. This can have lasting impact on their emotional health. Neil Alexander-Passe is an experienced researcher and a special needs teacher in secondary mainstream education. He also has dyslexia. Neil uses his personal and professional experience to shed light on the complexities surrounding dyslexia and examines psychological theories such as ego-defence mechanisms and learned helplessness that reveal how people deal with its emotional impact. He offers guidelines and advice, illustrated with real life examples, about how to help people with dyslexia avoid harmful coping strategies and learn to deal with stress, anxiety and low self-esteem in more effective and psychologically positive ways. This book will help educational and clinical psychologists, teachers, mental health specialists, counsellors and therapists understand the emotional complexities of dyslexia.
The second edition of Dyslexia in the Workplace is a comprehensive guide to how dyslexic adults in employment can improve their skills, and how their employers and other professionals can help. Offers invaluable insights for overcoming obstacles to success, enhancing workplace efficiency and ensuring that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential Written in an accessible style that is perfect for professionals and dyslexic individuals alike Covers related syndromes such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder and visual stress Explores the legal obligations and other issues that are important to workplace managers, especially human resources professionals Provides authoritative guidance on recent case law relating to dyslexia
From the author of the wildly popular bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens comes the go-to guide that helps teens cope with major challenges they face in their lives—now updated for today’s social media age. In this newly revised edition, Sean Covey helps teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, coping with substances, and succeeding at school and planning a career. Covey understands the pain and confusion that teens and their parents experience in the face of these weighty, life-changing, and common difficulties. He shows readers how to use the 7 Habits to cope with, manage, and ultimately conquer each challenge—and become happier and more productive. Now updated for the digital and social media age, Covey covers how technology affects these six decisions, keeping the information and advice relevant to today’s teenagers.
Dyslexic people face many problems in the workplace: difficulties with reading and writing, memory, organisation and time management, and a recent TUC report on dyslexia in the workplace estimates that 3 million people are affected. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work is written by a leading expert in the field for people of all backgrounds and abilities and will help you to master complex organisational skills, deal with a large workload and cope with the demands of deadlines. It also shows how to improve confidence, deal with stress, and build on the creative talent that many dyslexics possess. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work: - Explains what dyslexic and dyspraxic difficulties are - Describes how they affect workplace efficiency - Offers strategies to manage dyslexic difficulties and reduce their adverse effect on work efficiency - Provides information about ways in which employers can help dyslexic employees
Dyslexia, involving problems with reading, writing, spelling, memory, organization, and time management, can affect people of all backgrounds and abilities. But diagnosis and self-help books are geared to the very young—little is done to help the older child who faces unique problems and requires different strategies to solve them. Dyslexia: A Teenager's Guide helps young adults tackle these problems with practical strategies uniquely suited to them. Clearly and simply written by a leading expert in the field, the book helps with reading, writing, spelling, memory, and provides tips on how to take notes and organize study, and how to deal with exams. It also shows how to improve confidence and assertiveness, and how to build on the creative talent that many dyslexics have.