Learning To Drive in Guildford With Learning Difficulties

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Learning To Drive in Guildford With Learning Difficulties

 

I will still follow the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) syllabus for teaching. Learning to drive while learning with learning difficulties can be a very daunting feeling, however with the right approach and my firsthand experience of teaching pupils with these conditions the learning process can be made a lot less stressful and become fun and then enjoyment.

 

Throughout your individual ‘journey’ in learning to drive, aspects of dyslexia, Dyspraxia, or ADHD should be positively looked for in order to provide the required support. Many adults do not know they are dyslexic or have any learning difficulties as it was not identified when they were at school. Comments by Rod Nicholson were interpreted as suggesting that dyslexics were bad drivers. This is NOT correct. It takes some dyslexics longer to develop automaticity in tasks such as driving. They may have to concentrate harder. They may not be able to talk with a passenger at the same time as driving.

 

Other Dyslexic or Dyspraxia difficulties which may impact on learning to drive include:

 

Weak short term and working memory.

 

Auditory processing: taking on board what is being said quickly.

 

Difficulty with focusing easily distracted.

 

Difficulty identifying left from right.

 

Visual distraction, visual memory issues.

 

Slower processing speed in the brain.

 

Sequencing problems: getting information in the right order.

 

Pupils with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, or ADHD may have a significant effect on learning but with my appropriate teaching, multi-sensory learning can be mitigated and most pupils go on to become very good drivers.

 

They say it may take the dyslexic or dyspraxia pupil longer to learn to drive and they may need more than one attempt to pass the practical driving test? It is NOT always the case with me. I have helped lots of pupils with learning difficulties who have passed the first time. The key is to use multi-sensory learning and to ensure that new information or skills are heavily embedded. For example, if someone has poor visual memory, then use their auditory or tactile memory to compensate. They are likely to need lots of reinforcement to embed learning from the short term memory but most dyslexic people have excellent long term memories so they need to be able to make use of this while learning to drive.

 

The British Dyslexia Association recommends pupils should practice off-road or on quiet roads as much as possible so that the dyslexic learner is not distracted by other road users, while getting to grips with basic car handling.

 

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Learning To Drive in Guildford With Learning Difficulties

 

I will make sure the learner is not overloaded with instructions as this causes real problems for those with a weaker working memory; little and often is a good mantra. I will watch out for those with weak spatial awareness or lack of recognition of left and right: – they may need to be told to go ‘your way’, or ‘my way’. We will ask the learner how they learn best and follow their preferences. For helping an individual to memorise something, get them to suggest a memory peg such as a rhyme or a picture they can visualise, or something very zany; all this helps make the memory more memorable.

 

I have lots of very good tips to help pupils with learning difficulties learn safely. 

 

Before the lesson begins, we will discuss what the lesson will cover.

 

I will NOT give too many instructions at once:

 

I will only give one instruction at one time if possible.

 

I will use colored stickers on the dashboard to indicate left and right.

 

I will use hand movements to indicate which way to turn.

 

I will use the same route for a while until the driver feels more confident.

 

I will only add new routes a few at a time.

 

I will make sure the Examiner knows that the candidate has learning difficulties ie: Dyslexic, Dyspraxia, or ADHD. We will let them know if they have special requirements to help them with the test.

 

Dyslexic people often find it difficult to envisage space, so the overall strategy is don’t think: feel small, smooth movements of the wheel, rather than spinning the steering wheel. I will get them to hold the wheel as if handlebars: this avoids frantic spinning and oversteering. I will practice steering by driving slowly along a curved line. I will make sure they pause between movements to do observations: this helps keep control.

 

I will ask them to talk movements out aloud.

 

How I Can Help You With The Independent Driving Section Of Your Driving Test.

 

Following discussions between the BDA and the DVSA, examiners will offer adjustments to dyslexic candidates. These will depend on the particular difficulties the dyslexic person has, as all are different. So examiners will be asking the candidate what adjustments they require. These will include: Asking the person’s preference for verbal directions or for following signs during the independent driving section. Showing a simple diagram before the independent driving section; this will be reproduced on cream vellum paper which cuts down on visual distraction. If helpful, adding visual clues to the diagram, such as a supermarket or petrol station on the route, or telling the candidate the number of the exit point on roundabouts.

 

Continuing to give directions singly throughout the driving test, and for the independent driving section, giving no more than two directions at a time. Adapting directions from the right and left to ‘your side, my side’, or whatever system the candidate prefers. Using landmarks such as ‘take the first left, it’s just past the cinema’. Examiners are there to assess the person’s ability to drive safely not their ability to remember directions. If the candidate needs to check with the examiner that they are going the right way, they can do so. DVSA has confirmed that driving examiners conduct thousands of driving tests every year and are very experienced and skilled in dealing with candidates with all sorts of special needs.

 

They are also very aware that they will make every effort to put all candidates at ease.

 

The British Dyslexia Association recommends practice off-road or on quiet roads as much as possible so that the dyslexic learner is not distracted by other road users while getting to grips with basic car handling.

 

 

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There are a lot of Driving Instructors & Driving Schools in Guildford

 

There are many Driving Instructors in Guildford & Driving Schools in Guildford out there that contribute to average or not being very good. You have to take into consideration that there are a lot of Driving Instructors out there, teaching for pocket money or just seeing out their last few years in their teaching career before they retire. Obviously they are not going to be as enthusiastic or responsive as they were 10-15 years ago. There are also a lot of cowboys out there that will try to scam you or drag your Driving Lessons out, as a learner you may not realise it’s your Driving Instructor and not actually you that is responsible for taking so long. No matter what level you are driving at, I will tailor the assessment to your current driving ability, so it won’t be a case of going over old subjects and wasting time. Once I can see you’re capable, I will keep moving on and challenging you in different areas of driving. Whatever you don’t know, I will teach you and see how quickly you pick things up and I will be monitoring your progress.

 

I believe I can offer you Excellent Value for Money, along with a Professional Approach. Yes, there are many Driving Schools Guildford and Driving Instructors Guildford but I am one of the best Independent Driving Instructors in Guildford for sure! I have 6 different Driving Lessons Services to choose from, whether you are a beginner, novice, experienced or you have failed your Driving Test and need some help. You might have already passed your Driving Test and just need some extra training. Whatever the reason call me today as I am here to help you pass your Driving Test in Guildford. I have been established since 2010, it’s fair to say you are in safe hands with me. I have a lot of experience dealing with all hurdles while still teaching you to become a safe and confident driver. I have a very good way of teaching using briefing, diagrams, and practice.

 

 

I have visual aids and pictures that break down every part of driving and all the maneuvers that will help you in all the stages of learning to drive. The 3 main teaching stages of any pupil or student is to be Gilded, to be Prompted, and then for you the pupil or student to become Independent. Over the years I have found the best way to teach you and the best way for you to learn is to:

 

 

I will keep a record card and appointment card so you know you have covered every part of Driving Lessons in Guildford, on what date, what work was covered in the last Driving Lesson Guildford and what will be re-assessed at the beginning of the next Driving Lesson Guildford. I have developed an extensive knowledge of the Guildford roads allowing us to cover Driving Tuition that covers all the various Guildford Driving Test Routes. We will go over them but will not follow them so you don’t just learn the test routes. One of the best ways to keep the Driving Lessons in Guildford required to a minimum is to ensure that you have regular Driving Lessons in Guildford. If you can afford more, it would help you learn at a faster pace. The Driving Lesson length can also affect how many hours you require, personally I would recommend 2 hours at least once or twice a week. Obviously we will work together and this is why we have a wide range of Driving Lesson options available and to suit you.

 

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Learning To Drive in Guildford With Learning Difficulties

 

I will keep a record card so you know what you have covered at every part of your lessons and on what date + what work was covered in the last lesson and what will be re-assessed at the beginning of the next driving lesson. Whereas we don’t make guarantees and we can’t take the driving test for you, we aim to develop your ability and teach you the skills required to be above the standard for the DVSA Practical Driving Test. I have developed an extensive knowledge of the Guildford roads allowing us to cover driving tuition that covers all the various Guildford test routes.

 

I strive to make the learning experience as pleasurable and stress-free as possible. I believe that communication is a two way street and feedback between student and driving instructor is key to the learning process. All Driving Lessons in Guildford are tailored to your driving needs to help you learn quickly. From your first FREE! Introductory driving lesson to the last lesson you will teach in a patient, friendly way with all lessons consisting of full hours driving. You will be taught the necessary driving skills, according to the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency recommended syllabus.

 

One of the best ways to keep the Driving Lessons to a minimum is to ensure that you have regular Driving Lessons. The Driving Lessons in Guildford length can also affect how many hours you require, personally I would recommend the 2-hour lesson option every week. If you are Nervous or Anxious then personally we would recommend the 38 hours Full Course option for new pupils just starting driving. The truth is everybody is different. What I personally think is it’s down to you the individual as you all learn at different speeds. Some students can be more nervous than others, some too confident some not confident enough. The number of hours/driving lessons that may be needed will depend upon several factors including the frequency of driving lessons taken, previous road experience, whether you are able to supplement professional tuition with private practice.

 

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How do I start learning to drive in Guildford with me?

 

Your first steps to start learning to drive with me is simple I can make your learning to drive experience as easy and stress-free as possible. Over the last number of years, I have helped over 200 people learn to drive, so you know you’re in safe hands. You must be at least 17 years old to start learning to drive a car in Great Britain on the public roads. You must first apply for your Provisional Driving Licence. Apply online to get your first provisional driving licence for a moped, motorbike, and car from DVLA. To apply online you must be at least 15 years and 9 months old and be able to read a Number Plate from 20.5 meters away. You will need to register for your Government Gateway ID and It costs £34 to apply online. You can pay by Debit or Credit Card. I strongly advise you to start studying the latest edition of the official Highway Code. This can be found with my partners Driving Test Success Theory Test productsDriving Test Success Online and me also have a dedicated Highway Code App for your mobile device.

 

During your experience of learning to drive (as well as on your test), you will be assessed on your understanding of the Highway Code, so it’s essential that you have read and understood it. Plus, many of the rules are legal requirements and if you disobey these rules you are committing a criminal offense. The Theory Test can be done before you start learning to drive or you can wait until you start learning to drive. I will offer you FREE! In-car Theory training. For help with the Theory Test then please go to our partner’s Driving Test Success Website. Once you receive your provisional licence please Contact Me to discuss the many Driving Lesson Options I offer you as standard. I will advise you on all our different Driving Lesson Options and Special Offers I have. I am an Excellent Fully Qualified DVSA Driving Instructor teaching Driving Lessons in Guildford and surrounding areas. GDI – Guildford Driving Instructor – I have more Google 5* reviews than any other Driving Instructors Guildford. From your 1st FREE! One hour Introductory Driving Lesson to your last Driving Lesson you will be taught in a patient, friendly way at all times.

 

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Guildford Post Codes I Cover For My Driving Lessons

 

GU1 = Abbotswoods, Bellfields, Burpham, Bushy, Guildford Town, Merrow, Slyfield, Stoughton, Stoke Park.

 

GU2 = Guildford Park, Onslow Village, Park Barn, Stoughton, The Mount, The Oval, University of Surrey, Woodbridge Hill.

 

GU3 = Compton, Fairlands, Fox Corner, Loseley Park, Normandy, Puttenham, Wanborough, Wood Street Village, Worplesdon.

 

GU4 = Blackheath, Burpham, Bushy, Chilworth, East Clandon, Jacobs Well, Merrow Common, Salford, Sutton Green, West Clandon.

 

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