Im 25 year old and I was diagnosed with dyslexia since 3rd grade. I currently work for a grocery store because of this but i would love to get a better job and my dream would be to work in the medical field. Just wanting to know how i can better myself to get a better job and carreer. thanks you
I'm also dyslexic, the best advice I can offer is to learn/be tested/re-tested to find your best ways of learning, as a lot of dyslexic people have an individual way of learning. Learning/studying/courses etc are the best ways to better yourself and move up in the world.
you may find that starting an eving course or courses to pick up extra qualifications to move foword at your own place. i would also sugest if you are realy intersted in entering the medical word a food start would be to join a volenter organisation which dose first aid. in many counterys there is St John Ambulence groups which can be a good place to start the red cross/red cresent is another organisatiopn you could try. you would also pick up first aid qualifications working with them.
I felt the same way as you ,I come from a family with dyslexica.I got retest when I got layed off my job.The EI office had me researcher what I want it to do ,and they payed for me to be retested . I have now been inthe medical feild for three years. And when I got hired I let my boss know that I had some weakness with spelling ,but now we have spell check on computers and hand held one . The key is to be retest and then it's one day at a time Email if you have any question.
I'm 20 and I found out I woz dislexic wen I woz 8 and iv tryd evry thing under the sun and nutting helps. I left school wen I woz 15 and now I'm a chef, but no mater wot I do I will never get good pay or treated like a real person. Can u help with that?
Just wrote you a big message to have it all disappear. That's terrible news for someone with dyslexia!
What I wanted to say was hang in there! You are on this site and asking questions. Having the passion to make it better is half the battle.
I'm a professional cook as well. What has help me has been working on the computer. I taught myself to type by coping recipes out of magazines on an old type writer. I'm way older than you and now I do everything on the computer in Word because I have spell check and grammar check. Get a good computer and write it off on your taxes. You need it for your work. Start a file of recipes and cooking techniques you would like to try. We are creative. Write it down. Use the spell check and the dictionary. Sometimes I don't even know what a word starts with! Use the thesaurus (had to check that three times) if you are looking for a word. Dig dip. I try to look at it as a game. Some words I will never get right and have to use the spell check. But some time it clicks.
I never got a degree because I couldn't write when I graduated from HS. I flunked second grade and they just keep passing me along. They didn't know what to do with me like they know now. Get help. Talk to your local junior college. If you don't want to do the whole college thing take extension courses through the UC system. How about a pickling class or organic gardening course. That fits right in with what you do.
Most important DO NOT EVER FEEL ASHAMED. We are doers. We make things happen. You will become a major problem solver if you choose to not let this keep you down. Go for it with all you've got.
Dear Dyslexic With a Dead End Job,
I can tell you from years of experience that with the proper help you can do anything you wish in life. By help I mean developing ALL the phonological and cognitive skills that are required to read and then pulling them together into reading. Try this site where you can do this at home and in a video game format.