Drivers With Special Educational Needs
For many years, drivers with Special educational needs (or as I like to call them, individual needs) have found learning to drive very daunting and possibly have resigned themselves to the fact that they may never drive. Occasionally, this is the case but it doesn't have to be.
Over the years, some DVSA Approved Instructors (ADI's) have developed their understanding of individual needs and developed techniques that can work for those that have found learning a new skill difficult. There are different skills for different drivers. We can alter the car slightly with seating positions, steering aids, handbrake aids or we can alter the way that we communicate using diagrams, possibly a coloured overlay that suits you or simply choosing words more carefully.
It may be that you suffer from anxiety and the very thought of driving a car in a busy area will make you panic. Depression can often stop you trying to learn or maybe you suffer from self esteem issues believing that you'll never be good enough. All of these issues can be a hurdle but with my help, you'll be able to get over that hurdle and gain your independence with a driving licence.
Those that have conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Fragile X and Asperger's are often told that driving a car will be out of their reach. This doesn't have to be the case. With research, understanding and a different skill set, I have gained an ability to help you but only if you're willing to try.
Dyslexia, dyspraxia and Dyscalculia can make learning new skills difficult but they don't have to be a barrier and should never stop you trying.
Over the years, as well as attending several courses to help me understand these and many other conditions I have also worked with many drivers that have individual needs. I learn as they learn. Who better to train me than someone that has to cope with a condition all day, every day?
Learning will be at a pace that suits you and it is you that sets that pace. If you want more, I'll give more, if we're going too fast, we'll slow down but with determination and patience, together we'll get there.