Dyslexia & I
‘I always knew I had it’ — this is a phrase I have heard every dyslexic use when commenting on how they were diagnosed. I was no exception. I was diagnosed as an adult just over a year ago and I was happy to finally know that I wasn’t stupid I was dyslexic.
Yes, I spent
However, funny thing is I was never called stupid. People thought I was slow and a bit illiterate because I was bilingual from an early age, and of course no one but me knew about my crappy memory, limited attention span, an auditory processing disorder, or the fact that it was my watch that helped me figure out which is my left hand.
After I was diagnosed I looked at my habits and
#1 Front row student
I could not hear (nor see) from far away rows, so I would always sit at the front, my teachers always assumed I was super keen to learn.
#2 Write down everything
Most people rely on their memory, and are idiots to do so. No matter how perfect your memory is you are human, time changes memories, we forget, we remember differently. I know that my short term memory sucks so I write everything down from what email to send to terms and conditions. That means any agreement or deal I
#3 Start in advance
I am slow, I read slow and then I have to reread everything I read, and anything I write needs a lot of editing. Because I know that those things take me longer, I start any reading and writing tasks very early. This saves me stress and often makes me an exemplary student. When my peers where whining about their undergrad
#4 I read more than most people
This might seem
#5 Writing in notes/
I try to keep
I must add that I am happy I found out I am dyslexic as a grown up, I think that if it happened in my
In conclusion, I want to add this — who came up with the word ‘dyslexia’? Considering the trademark of the condition is inability to spell why would you create a convoluted word to describe that condition? Are there any dyslexics out there who are capable of writing ‘dyslexia’ without a spelling mistake?
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