How can dyslexic people learn and make progress?
Many dyslexic people learn to cope with their difficulties, to make good use of their areas of strength and to become successful and fulfilled individuals. They develop strategies which compensate for areas of weakness, and use their strengths.
Dyslexic people are likely to find learning skills like reading and writing much harder than other people, but they can be helped by careful, systematic teaching. There are well-established methods for teaching reading and writing to dyslexic people, and with patience and hard work, they are effective. Many dyslexic people learn to read and write well, though spelling often continues to be a weakness.
Dyslexic children learn most easily if their difficulty is identified early, and appropriate teaching methods are introduced ... but it's never too late to start.
Dyslexic adults, teenagers and older children benefit from understanding their own individual learning style and pattern of strengths and weaknesses. That way, they can study and work in a way which is most likely to be successful. They can learn strategies appropriate to their learning style.
Dyslexic people often find it helpful to use technological aids such as computer packages, digital recorders and smart phones. This frees them from some of the effort involved in written work and routine organisation, and allows them to concentrate on the parts of their work they do best.