The Study Skills Handbook – by Stella Cotterell

ISBN: 978-0230573055

This is a very good book about how we learn and finding the learning style that works best for you, something rarely taught in school. It is written to be easy for dyslexics to use and has a section on disability discrimination, just in case.

It gives an idea of what to expect when you go to university and it has a small amount of advice in it about the application process. It introduces mind maps and some brilliant techniques for essay planning. The lecture notes layout out page can be scanned or photocopied to help you make better lecture notes, ensuring key information is easy to find and reducing the writing required. These are very effective when used with a Dictaphone/recording app, just keep in mind you will need permission to record lectures.

Use Your Head – by Tony Buzan

ISBN: 978-1406644272

This book covers how to use mind maps, improving reading speed, better ways to remember information, and time management techniques.

Highly recommended to all students, though especially to dyslexic learners. Tony Buzan has also written individual books on each learning technique, including one for children.

Dyslexia: A Teenagers Guide – Dr Sylvia Moody

ISBN: 978-0091900014

A brilliant guide for teenagers new to dyslexia/dyspraxia or ones who want to understand more about it so they can take control of their own learning.

It is well laid out and easy to read. Throughout are sections written from the points of view of real teenagers with dyslexia and dyspraxia so it is easy to relate to the information being covered.

The book covers everything from thinking you might be dyslexic, the dyslexia assessment, understanding the assessment, what dyslexia is, growing up with dyslexia, learning techniques to help, to tips to help with school work.

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