Intentional Study System
A final word for now
I believe every dyslexic who studies successfully has an intentional study system. We need one because our brains are wired to need external systems to help us stay on track. It’s like a law of nature. So much of a dyslexic brains is wired for the strategic and creative roles. For the systematic side of life and studying we need to rely on external ‘systems’
What is the number 1 most common dyslexic study system?
Mum. Yes. You.
You become their personal assistant. They outsource their planning and organisation to you. This is the most convenient way for dyslexic teens. But it’s far from ideal. It creates long lasting dependency and cripples your ability to make them independent learners.
There are better ways
Hoping for the best is not a study system. Hoping they will somehow cobble together something by the time they are 15 is not a reliable strategy. In fact we found it was a recipe for a lot of angry Sunday nights, wasted weekends finishing last minute projects, disappointments and unnecessary failure and pain. Not to mention an enormous waste of quality time.
This will be the last time I mention this new intake for a while because its filling up, and if you’ve not jumped at this opportunity now, it’s probably not the right time for you but there will be future opportunities.
My final word would be to say I think you will probably need to be the one who carries your teen’s study plan initially and gradually hands it over to them to carry as they learn how to do it. I can say, hand on heart, that this investment is worth it. We’ve got a great video for you on helping your teen set their goals for the exams here…
I would really love it if you both joined us on the journey because I love crying at the stories of families who have had their chaos brought to peaceful order by this course.
I have a live workshop on creating a study strategy with your child coming up. If you’re undecided or have questions this is a great opportunity to meet face to face and ask questions and get any concerns cleared up.
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