Studying with Dyslexia - How can you manage this challenge?
Feb 27, 2019 | General
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Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, spelling and writing. It can also affect the short term memory negatively slowing the speed that information is processed, however intelligence is not affected.
One of the most difficult challenges for individuals affected by dyslexia is to learn and study with full confidence, because of the difficulties they have to face. Despite high motivation and ambition, this disability can lead to lots of frustration. The good news is, there are some powerful strategies to manage it!
How I can recognise Dyslexia?
People with dyslexia usually have problems taking notes under pressure of time or to plan and write an essay. They may have difficulties in expressing themselves, in particular in written exams. In addition to that, individuals with dyslexia may also encounter challenges with time management. As a result, deadlines and appointments are often missed.
What does David Game Higher Education do for students with Dyslexia?
The college is proud to be able to embrace people with Dyslexia and offer them a proper environment for exceptional learning.
To ensure effective learning the college is committed to offering:
• Extra time for finishing exams or completing assignments
• Colour code all materials relating to different sections (e. g. PowerPoint)
• Permission to use a digital recorder
• Allocation of a learning support tutor
• Text reader/Voice recognition (Chipspeak and Orato), which will read aloud any text copied to the clipboard
• Conversion of texts into MP3 (Balabolka and DSpeech)
• Help applicants with Disabled Students Allowance
What can you do for yourself if you have Dyslexia?
There are multiple options of technology which can help you to take notes and to understand texts in books or other documents quickly:
• Mind-mapping software (e.g. MindGenius, MindManger) for record ideas or add notes
• Speech recognition software (e.g. Kudos, Engagedly) for dictation and conversion to text
• Spell checkers on tour computer (e.g. tinySpell, SpellChecker)
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