DYSLEXIA Hacks for Teens

10 Hacks for Home

  • Use Notes and Lists: See it, Say it, Write it, Review it
  • Keep a Bulletin board w/ schedule and important dates in a prominent location
  • Maintain a structured routine to ensure your mind-body balance
  • Stay hydrated and exercise to help regulate mood
  • YouTube or Google it using audio applications
  • Ask family members to provide you extra time to process a difficult discussion
  • Honor a daily quiet hour – Dyslexia is a processing disorder too many words can be overwhelming – plan for word rest
  • Ask for loved ones to help you digest important information by using fewer words
  • Watch your volume and tone; it is easy to get loud when you are struggling to find your words
  • Give GRACE to yourself and others – Give:  Respect, Admiration, Courtesy, and Empathy

10 Hacks for School and Work

  • Play to your strengths – let others know where you shine
  • Keep a virtual assistant at the ready
  • Use dictation and audio recording for reminders, pre-writing, and notes
  • Take advantage of free apps to edit written work
  • Utilize speech to text and text to speech software
  • Audio record important lectures
  • Find a study partner and take pictures of their notes for your review at home
  • Be open about your neurodiversity, share, and invite assistance
  • Know the accommodations that work for you and use them
  • Keep a fidget for stress relief and chew gum for focus