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.
Self-help strategies for students with dyslexia
Alais has captured in this practical handbook the many trade secrets that highly creative thinkers employ to navigate their way through mainstream education. Too many talented young people disengage from their learning because of how it makes them feel. With Alais's strategies at hand, you too can focus on feeling good about learning what you need to achieve what you want. For the first time, a book that empowers the learner to hone their learning skills rather than waiting for the teacher to connect with them. Read - and reread. -- Sarah Hoss, e-learning tutor Leonardo Da Vinci Programme, journalist and blogger [This book] made me feel good [about being dyslexic] and it's going to help other dyslexic people. [I] almost burst into tears because it reminded me of me. -- Zac, age 11, dyslexic This is like a breath of fresh air. For a young person with dyslexia it's good to know that it's ok to be dyslexic. -- Hannah, dyslexic parent of a dyslexic child
Alais Winton is a part-time lecturer at Pembrokeshire College, and has previously worked as a youth worker. She has taught on a variety of further education programmes, as well as teaching adult learners on PGCE courses for innovative teaching and learning modules. As a dyslexic teacher and learner herself, Alais has collated and researched techniques to assist dyslexic learners in education.
1. Welcome to my world. 2. I'm sure I've forgotten something! 3. Has anyone seen my phone, and what am I meant to be doing today? 4. Picture this... 5. To read or not to read, that is the question. 6. 'What does this mean?'. 7. 'I don't even know what letter it starts with'. 8. A word on numbers. 9. Stress-busting! 10. Conclusion (what have I learnt so far). Appendix: Kit and Caboodle. References.