Being dyslexic, dyspraxic and having ADHD definitely affects your learning but it doesn't mean learning to code can't be done.
I'm still getting to know my new gifts and trying to understand what works for me and what doesn't however as I discover, I have found ways that work for me. Before I dive in, it's better to explain what each of these conditions are before I give you my tips, just in case you're reading this out of pure curiosity.
Dyslexia is a "learning disorder that involves difficulty reading". It's commonly described as a reading disability but dyslexia "affects areas of the brain that process language". I struggle with reading a lot. You may read a sentence as "The quick brown fox is jumping" and I would read it as "The fox is quick jumping brown" but I will show you how I was able to practise reading more and reducing how overwhelming it can be.
This might sound a bit daft but repeating things back to myself has been so useful to me especially as a dyspraxic.
It can often make some someone appear really clumsy. It can effect your co-ordination skills like riding a bike or how you learn new skills and retain information.
ADHD, (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is a neurological disorder that affects an individual's behaviour. ADHD tens to fall into three categories being inattentiveness, hyperactivity or a combination of both. Mine is a combination of both. I struggle with concentration, retaining information and processing information so I have to find strategies that work for me.
With all three of these conditions, it is something you are born with whether it be you were born prematurely or had a low weight range at the time of your birth but there is no cure for any of these conditions.
With learning something as intensive and complex as coding, it can definitely be overwhelming but it's definitely not impossible so here are some tips and resources that you can try for yourself.
You need to get to know your learning conditions and understand what works for you. For example, rather than reading black and white, (which is already stressful for my dyslexia), try out different filters and colour on the rainbow and see what your mind responds to better. Pay attention to your senses and notice when you feel happy and stimulated when learning in a particular way compared to another.
I hope you find this useful. I hope it doesn't seem generic but everyone learns differently and if you find none of these tips work for you, take the time to evaluate how you learn and try it out for yourself.