Dyslexia Treatment for Adults
There are no medications which can cure you if you’re a dyslexia sufferer.However, that is not to say that there isn’t any kind of treatment which will help you to cope with it better and, in some cases, to overcome many of the problems you’re experiencing.
Treatment for dyslexia depends very much upon the severity of your condition and the learning and support mechanisms you have in place.
In order to cope with dyslexia better, it basically involves a 3-pronged approach:
- Your own recognition of the problem and you’re willingness to address it
- Through trained practitioners and support
- Using tools and technology
It All Starts With YouMany people fail to overcome their dyslexia as the result of it not being diagnosed as such or because of their unwillingness to admit that they have such a problem. However, if you are a dyslexia sufferer, you can only start to gain the benefits of treatment once you’ve addressed the problem. Therefore, if you think you may have dyslexia or are unsure about the causes of some of the learning difficulties you’re faced with, you should arrange to have a dyslexia screening and assessment. There is another article contained on this website which tells you more about this but it’s important to learn as much as you can about the condition and how it affects you as a starting point.
Seek Professional HelpFollowing your assessment, the professional who carried this out will be able to point you in the direction of specialist teachers and tutors who will be able to draw up a programme of learning and exercises related to your particular dyslexia problem(s). These will be tailored based upon the strengths and weaknesses that were pinpointed during your assessment.
There are numerous training programmes for those who are encountering problems with reading and writing as the result of dyslexia or other associated learning problems such as improving your numeracy skills.
Using Tools And Modern TechnologyAs well as specialised training programmes to help with treatment, you can also take advantage of some pretty basic and other modern technologies to enable you to cope better with your dyslexia in adulthood. For example, if you have problems with staying organised and managing your time, which could be an issue if you are studying or in work, you could use an online diary planner and a clock to help to remind you what tasks need doing which could help you in terms of meeting deadlines and achieving personal goals.
Following instructions can also be quite confusing for some dyslexia sufferers so another good idea is to carry around a small pad and pen so you can jot things down which will help you to stay organised.
Using computers is something many dyslexia sufferers find quite daunting but they can be very useful and it’s not that difficult to master the basics.The good thing about computers is that they come with built in spelling and grammar checkers which can help to improve your confidence in your written ability if that’s an area you struggle with. Other useful gadgets which can help include:
- Electronic organisers
- Memory telephones
- Voice activated computers with audio typing software
In the end, treatment for dyslexia is a combination of all of the above alongside your determination not to let it beat you. And, as a result of your efforts, you’ll also find that not only will you overcome some of your difficulties but it will improve your self-confidence too.