The New Year is in full swing, but it is not too late to get to grips with your resolutions! Here are some suggestions to help you to engage with your or your child’s learning difficulty.
Acknowledge the diagnosis and take action
The first step in engaging with a learning difficulty is acknowledging that your brain works differently.
Multi-sensory learning is key
Using fun unconventional techniques has been proven more efficient, as it helps you build new neural pathways to bypass your difficulties. So start experimenting and keep it fun! Find something you enjoy and are comfortable learning with.
Accept that it is going to take time
Work your way gradually towards a goal. Your learning difficulty may never go away,
Set realistic goals
It’s ok to make mistakes and don’t try to jump ahead. There is no point of rushing, as this may cause anxiety and is usually less effective than a stable learning curve. There is a growing community tackling learning difficulties online (dyscalculia support group on facebook). You may also talk to your GP who could refer you to local educational psychologists.
See your difficulty as an advantage
Many successful people have learning difficulties,