what is the easiest way to study for car theory test with dyslexia?

im 21 i was diagnosed with dyspraxia/dyslexia a few years ago , i have a high knowledge of computers , im good with my hands practical minded , i can drive a counter balance and reach truck fork lift truck , i struggled to begin with especially on the reach truck but ive driving them since 2011 now , ive had a few driving lessons and i was struggling with gears , i know i could go do a automatic , but i wanna overcome this challange, i have my theory test on may 18th and i keep failing the mock tests by like 4 or 5 marks , are there any hints and tips for studying/passing the tests?

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  • Have a look at a Facebook page called special r us .and post the same question on there,there is a girl on there who is dyslexic who also doing her theory test too,she is also learning in a manual car, and already drives a moped!!!! I'm severely dyslexic and passed my theory test last year on the 4th time! I was only 1/2 out from the pass rate!!! Although I did pass it first time 7 years ago! But I loss my confidence on my manual driving lessons!! So never carried on till last year when I was encouraged by my partner !!! Although I did find last years theory harder then the one 7 years ago! I did also pass my driving test last December,but I did relent and went to automatic,I had been trying to learn manual on/off for 20 years!!! But my hand/foot/eye coordination is not fantastic!!! Also found the bsm theory test app on iPhone helped me loads on the theory test!!

  • You need to register as 'special needs' when you book your theory exam, you can then have the questions read out (which can make things easier to understand) and have extra time (for processing). Also I would say don't make things hard for yourself practically everybody in the USA drives an automatic car and it is just great - took me a while getting used to a gear stick when I returned. For details of support in the theory test see gov.uk/driving-theory-test/...

  • I tried to learn in a car with gears - but in the end I realised I was putting too much pressure on my self and switched to an automatic. In terms of the theory test I used a cd-rom this was most helpful as it read the questions aloud

  • I`m a cdl class a driver,and trainer ....its not that hard to drive but the book work is alot harder for me....don`t let them get you down ..I drive 8,10 13 15 18 speed trans but my dad could drive ....so I think its the Situations that makes it difficult...You can go on line for youtube and get more info watching and reading so you get a better idea of hands on training....

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