Strategies for 8 - 12 years

Being dyslexic means you’ll find some things tricky, so lean into your strengths and use these top tips for the challenges

1. Take breaks from your homework when it’s getting hard

Getting away from your work and getting outside for a while can help. If that’s not an option, try colouring, listening to music or talking to a friend. But make sure you get back to your task before too long! Or ask for help when it doesn’t make sense.

2. Use games and technology to help you learn new things

There are loads of apps and software on computers, tablets and phones that can help you learn. CALL Scotland has lots of great apps on their website. They have a ‘Wheel of Apps’ for ipads and one for androids.  Ask someone to help you download some of these and show you how to use them.

3. Speak up

Let friends, family and teachers know if you’re finding stuff hard. Talk with them about what would help you and anything you might need.

4. Focus on the positives

Remember all the things that you’re good at – and tell people about them! Make sure you spend time doing the things that oyu find fun, easy and relaxing. Your brain will benefit!

5. Get inspired

Quotes, role models and success stories can help you to open your mind to new ways of thinking and stay excited about things like school. Here is one of our favourite quotes here at Dyslexia Scotland:

The quote means that you should be your brilliant self!