Hi there, i'm a adult dealing with dyslexia and the straggles that come along with been dyslexic. Is there anyone out there who is a adults straggles to cope with been dyslexic as i am. And does anyone known of support group that might be available.
Dyslexia comes in different forms. For me it's spelling and reading plus sometimes pronousing words. I would look on the dyslexic assocation website and from there they might be able to help you. I found that they can help you at work and give surport.
Like you im dyslexic and Im 20 years old. O had trouble at school when I was 7/8 years old in school because I wasn't able to write well as writing pargraphys and spell. Im better now as I've found help and going to universtiy in october this year.
i am a new greaduate with sugnificant dislexia, the first thing to say is that un the UK at least you are protected by the disability discrimanation Act, and i wold hope other conterys have simmaler leduslation. the dislexia websites are a good place to start, but yit may also be a good idea to speek to you enployer as they should make resnable ajustment for you. also it may sound strange but may of the resorces such as sprrking book may also be helpful if you struggle with reading a lot of text, screan readers are also redaly avalable for conputer based work.
I found out at 21 that I am dyslexic. I can spell, read and write obviously but I always make silly mistakes which make me feel stupid. I know that people think it's an exuse. I don't tell people because it is non of their business. The only help I am going to get is through uni.
hi i read this with interest i have suffered all my life with trying to spell and put sentences together the computer has helped me a lot when i was at school i was made to think was not quite all their but i have never been out of work every thing i have got is paid for so i think i have proven them wrong i felt so thick at school i did not go some days that made me worse i have been working for 29 years and now have only come to terms that i have am dyslexic i live in fear when i do tests like i have just had to do for my job but the examiner pointed out i have got dyslexia and helped with verbal exam and taped my answers i was already to give up my work in fear of this exam
With me it's mostly about understanding spoken words, I hear things people say but sometimes they don't make a meaning. A lot of secondary things like writing trouble, number blocks, sequencing problems, and the usual emotional hangover of being considered lazy or stupid at school.
I'm working on the more sneaky problems, like I avoid making phone calls, I find excuses to put off doing my tax return till I'm a day away from being fined, I forget the last job on my list. These are things I don't realise I'm doing unless I watch out, and they catch me out worse than the problems I know about.
On the other hand, I'm creative and inventive and can think my way round practical problems. And I've managed to make a living from that for the last 40 years, and avoided having to work with normals!
I'm 53 years old and I just recently found out I am Dyslexic. I found out that I had Duscalculia back in 2007, which was. Relief. I had never been as to do math and my entire life I use to think I was the stupidest girl in the world!! My own mother use todos me feel like I was stupid, lazy, I didn't apply myself harder to do the math. It wasn't from lack of trying. I tried hard I just couldn't make heads or tails out of the math problems I was given.
Growing up the only form of Dyslexia was Dyslexia its self. Both my dad Nd older brother had Dyslexia but they failed to see it in me. I could read and write coherently, though I often read words and sentences backwards, I still struggle with making sense out of certain things I read. Usually if I sit and pick it a part and start at the end and work myself to the beginning I can figure it out. I can figure things if I know the answers first. I don't see things the way the rest of the world sees them. I don't go from left to right when I figure out a problem, I have to start at the end and make my way to the beginning.
I don't see the world the way most do either. I know the world is round but I see it 2 dimensional or at times 3D. Often I feel as if the world is flat but I know it's not.
I didn't learn to tell time until I was about 14, I couldn't tie my shoes until I was about 12.
The words in my head make sense but when I go to say them they often come out backwards and nonsensical. I've become a spelling fantastic, but I can't spell worth anything. Thank goodness for autocorrect and online dictionaries!! I never remember names unless I've known you for a while. I get lost at the drop of a hat, either walking or driving. I don't know my left from my right.
I also have Dyspraxia and my fine motor skills are terrible. I'm very uncoordinated and can trip over my own feet and I can't park my car straight in a parking space even if I try a 100 times. Yet my gross motor skills are really good.
There are days I can't write a simple sentence, I struggle writing a resumes or any type of professional or business letter.
I'm sure I have other in the Dyslexia Family but I haven't researched them yet.
Struggling my entire life with this it does help to know I'm not alone and there is help.