Driving with dyslexia


What difficulties may be faced if you are dyslexic and want to learn to drive? How can you overcome those difficulties?

Difficulties you may face

  • Identifying road signs and deciding how to act on them
  • Understanding the language used in the Highway Code
  • Understanding the questions in the theory test
  • Planning for the road ahead
  • Planning for other road users
  • Coordinating what you see with what your hands and feet do

How can I help?

  • Provide support and practice for your theory
  • Implement various techniques to help your planning and awareness
  • Find ways to minimise and then eliminate mistakes
  • Make use of diagrams unique to our school
  • Provide a calm, distraction free learning environment
  • Use your existing skills and find similarities to driving skills

I can also use multisensory learning and the Japanese shisa kanko system. Shisa kanko means “point and say”, and the method has played a big part in keeping Japan’s 200mph bullet trains completely accident free (watch video).

If you were worried about learning to drive because of dyslexia, get in touch and see how I can help.

Disability Driving Instructors is a voluntary register of specialist driving instructors.

Learn theory the visual way: great for learners with dyslexia

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