Even though you’re an adult with dyslexia you still need to live life everyday just like people who don’t have this condition. Adult dyslexia should not be a barrier for you to live a perfectly normal, or in some cases, above normal life. Exercising ways to manage the normal issues that are caused by dyslexia is important and can be very beneficial to you in the long run. Here are 7 things that you can do each day to help you improve and in some cases correct your dyslexia.
1-Read Out Loud
Reading out loud is extremely beneficial because you will become adept to recognizing the errors you make as well as and monitor your overall speaking ability. A recorder of some sort is an excellent tool to use when reading aloud as you can often hear mistakes while listening back to yourself that you otherwise would not have noticed.
Many dyslexic adults find it difficult keeping track of time, appointments and schedules. The 24-hour clock format is a good tool to use i.e. 1300 for 1:00pm, 1400 for 2:00pm, etc. as it makes it clear whether the time is day or night.
3-Writing down Things you can remember
Often when you’re reading a book or article at length you may find it difficult to understand everything you’ve completed reading. An excellent way to handle this is to make notes of the things that you can recall from what you just completed reading.
For instance, after you finish reading each page write down in your own words the information you remember. After doing so you can assess how much of the information you absorbed and if you need to re-read the page or move on to the next. While this exercise can be time consuming it is well worth the extra effort and the benefits far outweigh the time and effort.
4-Light It Right
Bright lights have been known to have a negative impact on those that have dyslexia by decelerating their reading ability. The setting you read in is essential especially the lighting aspect. Many people with dyslexia find it easier to read under soft white or faint lighting.
5-Recollect your thoughts
Information overload can make it very challenging to comprehend what you are aiming to learn. If you sense that you’re not getting any value from the task at hand then it means that it’s time to take a break. Relax and recollect your thoughts. There are many ways to do this - go for a walk, engage in other activities of interest, etc. By taking a break and coming back to your task you will feel refreshed and any negative energy you had due to frustration will more than likely be gone.
6-Use the Finger spelling Method
Finger spelling is a helpful tool that you can use if you struggle with bad spelling skills. Essentially, you put one finger up for each sound that you hear within a word. Using this method allows you to visualize the sounds and also helps you recognize the sounds that are missing.
7-Using A Keyboard
Certain individuals with dyslexia find it simpler if they are spelling words by using a keyboard. The keys can occasionally provide a comforting effect to some people, while writing by hand can have the exact opposite impact.
These are a few casual ways that can help you ease the effects of dyslexia in your life. The said practices are frequently subjective, and can be useful or not, contingent on your condition.
For in-depth information and more helpful ways to treat Adult Dyslexia please visit Dyslexia in Adults.