has n knee 1 ever shode you w hat it slike tubie dyslexic? the yonely rooliz thaire our know rewels.
Thank you for helping me solve a mystery. It’s six drinks before everything sounds hysterical on the internet.
i’m usually laughing after a fifth
A fifth of scotch?
you made me smile, thanks :)
aww. you’re very welcome!
This one post, this one sentence, has helped me understand dyslexia more than any article or book. Of course not every one that dyslexic sees stuff the same way, but it still shows you how much longer it would take a person to read a simple sentence. Thanks for that
you’re very welcome. I’m glad that you could take something away from it :)
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This one post, this one sentence, has helped me understand dyslexia more than any article or book. Of course not every one that dyslexic sees stuff the same way, but it still shows you how much longer it would take a person to read a simple sentence
I love putting words in boxes (:p) …SO that is what dyslexia looks like. I’ve always wanted to know, I’ve heard people describe it, but couldn’t quite picture it. Thanks!!!
P.S. I should learn to put videos in my posts…o_O
well, i’m sure it’s different for everyone, but the goal of this was just to slow down the reader. of course it snot really bad dyslexia because you can still understand it, but, you know. there’s limitations and stuff with things
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I don’t believe in dyslexia: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/dyslexia/
dyslexia and dysgraphia are two different things, so be careful.
however i refuse to get officially diagnose with dyslexia and ADD because i don’t want to use them as an excuse to quit and give up and say “it’s too hard because i’m dyslexic or ADD.”
so i see where you’re coming from, but just be respectful :)
Very moving, and effective, way to show what it’s like on the inside of dyslexia. I find your site refreshingly clever. Thanks.
no. thank you!
I am dyslexic. In schools it can be a terrible stigma. Teachers thought I was lazy or stupid. It held me back from doing what I always wanted to do, which was write. When I write my blog, or anything else, I have to read, then re-read, then spell check, then re-read because I don’t want anyone reading it to think I am stupid. It is a long process. This short reply took me about 15 mins.
bextc–You write better than some of the folks who have college educations and only know how to text. Keep up with the writing. I’m in the middle of my 8th FANFIC story in less than 2 weeks. I have MS so when I start writing I get manic, and I have to write until get all the stories out.
it’s okay. dyslexia is just a speed bump, but you’ll still get there. i’m more ADD than dyslexic, but the goal for me isn’t to be a great dyslexic writer; it’s to be a great writer.
Very poignant xx
No but is that what it’s really like? I always wanted to know since I saw an episode of the Cosby Show when they found out Theo had Dyslexia.
I’m sure it’s different for everyone. Some people pretty much just can’t read at all, and others only stumble or mix up letters on occasion. personally, i know i wouldn’t discover a lot of wordplays and puns without screwing up words every now and then
My husband is dyslexic and they put him in a “special” class as a child. What a terrible thing that was. He’s an amazing math and science mind and he’s very successful at his job. We are pretty sure our youngest daughter is too, though we haven’t had her tested for it. Richard Branson (of Virgin fame) is dyslexic. There can definitely be positives to having a brain that simple thinks in a different way than a lot of others.
that’s awesome. yeah, i definitely think dyslexia allows/forces one to think in a different way than the norm. i don’t think of it as a disadvantage, but rather, a trade-off. less goodness in words in exchange for awesomeness in other arenas of thought
I have known quite a few people who are dyslexic. They do not really talk about it, but they are pretty smart people. It never held them back.
that’s really encouraging. I find it very inspiring when people with disabilities or hindrances refuse to use their misfortune as an excuse, and instead use it as a reason to be better and set the bar higher and higher
Me too :-) Or as an example for other people of what they went through so that others can be strong too.
cheers to that, my friend :)
Noted. And thank you.
My son has recently been diagnosed with dysgraphia, a similar trick of the brain.
had to google that. sounds way worse than dyslexia (i don’t mean to ‘rank’ dysfunctions). at least i feel i can fake it pretty well, but i don’t know what i would do without writing.
I wish him the best
Must be difficult going through life with dyslexia. I had a friend whose daughter was abused and mistreated and called stupid in class in grades one and two. When the child was moved to another teacher, she was smart enough to know the kid need help.
yeah. i know i gave up reading as a kid.
cliffnotes got me through highschool
In the past I had several students who were able to demonstrate this for me, and some did it quite profoundly. Now, just try and get that child some help and you would be amazed at how many people who are supposed to help can suddenly become blind, deaf, and stupid!
I was so bored in Geometry class in high school, I taught myself how to write upside down and backwards just to stay awake.
i’m just glad i can write forwards
that is a very good point.
i think the appreciation of how hard it is to actually help people and provide a lasting impact is lacking.
in other words: it’s amazing what a gift that is, and it gets swept under the rug
sad face indeed
˙ǝɥɔɐpɐǝɥ lɐnʇǝdɹǝd ɐ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ˙ɐıxǝlsʎp pǝʇɹǝʌuı ǝʌɐɥ noʎ uǝɥʍ ǝsɹoʍ uǝʌǝ s,ʇı
hey! your head’s upside down!
I write stories now because I have MS. Soon enough I won’t be able to write.
I know what you mean. gotta do it while you still can
How’d you do that? That upside down writing. That’s a pretty cool trick.
It’s no trick. Go to Googl and type in “write upside down.” It will take you to a site. I am really imaginative. Even I’m not that good…. LOL
I felt like putting words in the box. Your post is clever and bittersweet. Thanks for sharing.
thanks for the words :)
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