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The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide

The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide

Tips and Strategies for Exam Success

Ann-Marie McNicholas

Quick Overview

This practical study skills guide helps young people with dyslexia and specific learning differences (SpLDs) study for exams. The book takes an active learning approach that helps students develop a positive attitude towards study and exams. It also offers strategies for multisensory learners and is full of techniques for learning and remembering.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 9.61in x 6.77in / 244mm x 172mm, 144pp
ISBN: 9781787751774


This practical skills guide helps young people with who learn differently including those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia and ADHD, study for their exams.

Students who learn differently can often find exams challenging and can experience a good deal of anxiety around exam time, leading to exam results that may not accurately reflect their capabilities. Much exam stress arises from a lack of confidence with the ability to learn and retain information in a meaningful way. This engaging workbook is designed to help students to overcome these issues. It not only shows students how to develop a positive success attitude towards study and exams, but also aims to equip them with powerful strategies and techniques for learning and remembering.

The book offers strategies for learners whose methods of learning are multisensory. When learning is active rather than passive, it happens faster, and is easier, more enjoyable and more effective. As you progress through the fun, engaging activities, so your confidence and belief in your ability to learn will increase. Struggling students will become confident, successful learners, with a positive attitude and access to a wide range of effective strategies, and in this way, you will achieve the results in exams that you have worked for and deserve.


'Written with sensitivity, the author draws alongside students guiding them to understand their personal learning needs. The beauty of this book is that it not only offers practical tips for developing good study habits but also shows learners how these can be applied in a meaningful way. The book is full of helpful hints, activities and useful templates for creating resources; it is an invaluable guide for both students and tutors.'
- Anne Robinson, Specialist Tutor

'Ann-Marie's Study Skills Guide is a one-stop shop for all things revision based - from starting a course through to preparations for the day of the exam. The interactive nature of the book, with its quizzes and tasks, helps the reader to really engage with its message. It provides the tools to create positive, effective revision strategies tailored to an individual's own way of learning. Providing such a wide range of tips and resources really does make the process feel less onerous and shows learners that revision can be easier and enjoyable! The strategies in this book will be of huge benefit to so many students - I will certainly be employing them the with the students I support at college and with my own children!'
- Gwennan Anderson, Study Support, Runshaw College

'This is an excellent book for dyslexic learners. It is easy to read and contains lots of useful activities and helpful tips. I especially love the promotion of multisensory methods. Don't wait till just before your exams to get this, start planning for success in advance.'
- Alais Winton, Author of Fun Games and Activities for Children with Dyslexia


By (author): Ann-Marie McNicholas


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