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Dyslexia in Adults

Nov 27, 2023

Episode 48 - Working Memory and Dyslexia

"I knew what she asked me, but my brain was still processing so I made the answer up!"

I think everyone with dyslexia knows how this feels. When you're asked a question, sometimes even a very simple strightforward question, and it takes time for your brain to porcess what was asked and what your response should be. 

In this epiosde, I tell you a story of when this happened to me very recently and what I did to overcome some of the negative feelings associated with this dyslexic challenge. 

The key to navigating challenges with working memory is to first build confidence and not to judge yourself. 

Key topics:

  • Understanding what working memory is,
  • Understanding how dyslexia affects working memory,
  • What happened when this happened to me recently, and 
  • What you can do when this happens to you!


Dyslexia in Adults is Sponsored by Microsoft's Accessibility Software

The Be You campaign highlights how a range of Microsoft digital tools can make everyday life more accessible for people with Dyslexia, whether attending a university lecture, writing a best man speech or simply reading a large amount of text online. This campaign aims to reach people traditionally missing out on access to assistive technology, those that are potentially not accessing advice through education or workplace initiatives.

To find out more you can visit their website here!

There are going to be a lot more details about this campaign over the coming weeks on the Podcast so make sure you say tuned to get all the good bits!


Also, don't forget to download the free guide to dyslexia!

*** Free Guide "Decode Dyslexia at Work" ***

Includes advice and tips such as:

  • Simple and easy-to-understand explanation of dyslexic strengths,
  • Our best and most recommended dyslexic strategies, and
  • Building confidence and learning how to be proud of dyslexia.


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Dyslexia in Adults is hosted by Natalie Brooks and is produced by FAC. Fisher Audio Cast: Fisher Audio Cast Website