Over the years I have had to find alternate ways of doing certain everyday tasks, so I developed various ways to cope with my Dyslexia, methods that have also helped thousands of others. Now I would like to share them with you.
1)Highlighting Numbers and Words
I still use the method my parents had devised for me as a child for seeing numbers – colours! I use different highlighter pens for different items. Everything from everyday lists to spreadsheets can be prepared this way. For example, when using numbers, sub-totals can be highlighted in pink and the gross amounts in green.
If, like me, your long term memory is great but your short term memory isn’t quite so good, you may often find yourself putting things down and not finding them again, especially things like house and car keys. Try saying aloud, “putting car keys on kitchen work surface”. Somehow that penetrates my mind and I know exactly where they are later when I need them. I have given many people this method, and it nearly always works.
Whenever you need to remember something you want to get or do, use a sheet of paper...