The book above isn't in English, but even if it were, this is what it could look like for some people with dyslexia!
So often this is what people associate with dyslexia, but if you have dyslexia, you know it's so much more than difficulty reading. From sequencing issues to short term memory problems, from processing and recalling information to muddling up left and right, dyslexia can affect you in many different ways, especially when learning to drive, or during school years.
You may be lucky and have teachers who understand the issues you may face, and who use different strategies to help you. However, we see so many people who struggle to learn, and become frustrated and disheartened at how long the process is taking, and feel that they will never pass their driving test or be successful with exams.
As driving instructors, we focus on helping learners with dyslexia/dyspraxia to overcome their issues and become safe, confident, and competent drivers. We have been working with dyslexic/dyspraxic learners for over fifteen years, and have a successful track record, often when other instructors have given up.... that's if the pupil hasn't given up first!
We use these same methods in schools to help students learn more easily and to combat the negative emotions that often overwhelm, such as anxiety, frustration and embarrassment, and often feelings of overwhelm and intimidation in social situations.
How can we help you?
If you are learning to drive or at school, college or university we have a range of resources to help you, from specially trained driving instructors, to exam stress buster techniques. Scroll down to discover the full range we have on offer. If you are interested in booking a session, or would like to take advantage of our complimentary phone consultation, which gives you the perfect opportunity to ask any questions please contact us. For more information please visit our Mindfulness page.
RESOURCES FOR LEARNER DRIVERS
Click here for free Highway Code and superb FREE e-book, the Ultimate Guide to Passing your test First time. Packed full of useful information, whether you're just starting off or ready for your test.
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Learner Driver Stress Buster 1.5 or 3 hours, to include an in car session in a fully insured, dual controlled car.
Accredited Driving Instructors By using a range of proven specialist techniques, specially adapted for learner drivers, your Accredited Driving Instructor will tailor the lesson to your specific learning style, enabling you to take on board information much more easily. If you have dyslexia or dyspraxia your instructor will understand the particular issues that you may face when learning to drive, such as short term memory difficulties and sequencing problems, and will also understand how frustrating this can be for you. The specialist techniques will combat these issues and also deal with any negative emotions that may hold you back, such as frustration, anxiety, lack of self-confidence etc.
FREE RESOURCE: Test Day Stress Busters Can you drive well during your lessons, but get overtaken by nerves on test? Do you stress over the manoeuvres? What about hill starts? Do you get scared that you will roll back or stall? This guide from L of a way 2 Pass offers practical advice, enabling you to control driving test nerves, so you are able to drive on test as well as you do on your lessons.
FREE RESOURCE: Top Ten Reasons for failure and how to avoid them What do most learner drivers fail their test on? This helpful guide details the most common reasons for driving test failure, based on information from DVSA. Lack of mirror checks, or acting on information from your mirrors features heavily, as do the manoeuvres. This guide will equip you with essential knowledge and ensure that you are fully prepared for your test.
FREE RESOURCE: Learning to drive with Dyslexia/Dyspraxia What are the most common problems you may face when learning to drive? This guide will help you to combat the issues you may face, and give you the best change possible of overcoming these issues.
IF YOU'RE AT SCHOOL, COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
Performance Stress Buster (such as exam nerves, public speaking/presentations, sports performance etc) £90.00 for 1.5 hour session, and in the majority of cases, one session is all that is required.
Therapy Sessions (including Anxiety Disorders/Panic Attacks) £70.00 per 50 minute session. The number of sessions will vary depending on what you wish to achieve and will be fully discussed with you.
FREE STUDENT RESOURCE: Exam Stress Buster
Would you like to feel calm, relaxed and in control of your emotions during exams? Would you like to be able to eliminate nerves? This guide is packed full of proven techniques to help you to remain focused during this important time
FREE STUDENT RESOURCE: The Dyslexic/Dyspraxic Dilemma
Based on the same chapter from the L of a way 2 Pass book, this handy guide for students details the common issues that you may face when studying for exams and a range of solutions you can use to combat these issues
For more information please visit our Student page.