The Best Future Jobs For Children With Dyslexia

My talent as a child was making things, I was at my happiest when I had scissors and sellotape in hand. I made birthday cards, presents for my family and my gifts were always greeted with a big smile. I found school hard, being dyslexic I struggled with reading and writing. In those days school gave no extra support, instead labelling me lazy, naughty.

At home I was lucky, my family focused on what I was good at. They encouraged the creative side of me, giving me lots of praise, telling me how clever I was at making things. This followed me through life. I went on to do an art degree and then became an art teacher.

Like me, my little girl struggles at school with reading, writing, yet she excels in art. The teachers give her gold stars for her paintings, a great confidence boost. We talk about her future, that being good at art means she can do jobs such as becoming an architect. This makes her feel happy, that she has a bright future ahead.

Extraordinary Jobs Card 

The Mooki Cards contain a “Extraordinary Jobs” card. To help dyslexic children recognise their skills and talents.  Understanding what jobs they would be great at doing. Use the card below on your phone or tablet for free!

This card is based on scientific research, on "Developmental Dyslexia - Disorder or Specialization in Exploration?".

Dyslexic Children & Creative Thinking

  • Studying creative subjects such as art, design tends to attract more dyslexic children. The dyslexic brain thinks better in pictures, stories, in 3D models. So a dyslexic child may find themselves doing better when learning these subjects.
  • Struggling to read and write, a dyslexic child may find it easier to ask questions and speak answers. They may need to interact more with their peers, teachers, parents to get the extra help they need. This means they learn to become great talkers and communicators.
  • Surrounded by a confusing world of rules and order, a dyslexic child may struggle to fit in. Instead they will find ways to make things work for them. Inventing their own games, stories, finding tricks, creative solutions too problems.
  • Dyslexic children feel emotions more, making more them sensitive to their environment. So they may enjoy music, wanting to dance, sing along, or may prefer moving by playing sports.  

Learn more “Creative Thinking and Dyslexia”.

Show Dyslexia Kids their Talents and Future Jobs

Tops Tips from Dyslexic Mum

  • Praise Their Talents -  Focus on what they are good at, this can be things they do outside of school.
  • Build on their Talents - School can be very focused on reading and writing. So spend time at evenings, weekends helping the child develop their talent.
  • Focus on a Career - If a child believes they can become a scientist, that they have the skills to do this. They will feel more confident about their future. 
  • Plan a Career Path - If the child wants to be a chef, find out together what they need to get there.  Do they need to go to college, do extra training?
  • Role Models - Talk to your child about your career path, how you overcame hurdles.  Show them role models of dyslexic people who have gone on to do great things.

All the cards are available as part of a "Mooki Cards". Complete with 56 cards and storage wallet. Perfect for using at home or in the classroom. Order your "Mooki Cards" here!

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