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Dyslexia Group

A group for those with Dyslexia and parents of Dyslexic children to discuss and learn about anything related to Dyslexia

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Latest Activity: Jun 4, 2013

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Out of the box

Started by Anthony Day Jun 13, 2010. 0 Replies

I was wondering do you have friends come to you becouse you think out of the so called box more than they do and want your imput?

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Comment by Cypher82006 on June 4, 2013 at 8:36am

Good Morning,

I unfortunately grew up with dyslexia and have had no help with it what so ever and I had to learn to cope with it. but unfortunately I believe I have passed it a long to my oldest daughter. Since I had to figure it out on my own I can't really formulate anything into words to help her. she is only 6yrs old and I can see it in her homework and when she is doing crafts when she is makeing cards for people. It breaks my heart. where should I start to help her. Not really financially set enough to get the right doctors to check it out.

Comment by Davis on April 15, 2013 at 12:21pm

Reversing letters as I do word processing, beginning a word with the end syllable, difficulty in "dialing" phone numbers (thankful for voice dialing),and a number of other issues all began shortly after triple bypass surgery. Due to the anesthetic which can still be in one's body systems up to 9 months after surgery impaired my memory for a while. I had to concentrate particularly hard to remember simple things. I developed my own therapy for resharpening  my memory skills. The dyslexic issues have only dissipated in a small degree even though I still try and rid myself of the problem. Even after 13 years with little improvement, I still am trying to overcome what may not be overcome.

Davis

Comment by Davis on April 14, 2013 at 9:14pm

I don't have time to leave a comment except that I have some dyslexic issues precipitated my major surgery over a decade ago. It's frustrating to know how it was before dyslexic issues and now having to dear with them....Later,

Davis

Comment by Muad'Dib on April 14, 2013 at 7:20pm

Hey all.

I'm not diagnosed dyslexic but I'm pretty sure seeing as I get right and left confused, I can't always spell all that well, decoding is an arduous process, and I skip or reread lines when reading.

I'm thinking of getting an official assessment, but I'm living abroad at the moment, and the country I'm in doesn't seem to have much in the way of interventions or assessments.

Glad to see this group!

Comment by Jason R Walker on December 19, 2009 at 1:45pm
Hi Tyler, I will try track down the name of the book I read when I was about 13 that really changed my perception of it and let you know, I think it would be beneficial to you and your wife. Irlen lenses really helped me as far as reading and writing is concerned and I no longer have to wear them and only ever did when reading numbers and writing, it stopped the 9's looking like 6's and all that sort of thing.

Hey Ray, I know what you mean about the numbers, Algebra was the only thing in maths I was good at and even then I failed because I couldn't do the working on the page, I could get the right answer in my head in a snap but couldn't figure out how I did that. At least your 3yo son actually has someone who is already saying "hey he might have dyslexia" so he wont be behind at school if they use teaching methods suitable to him not like for me when I was already 3 years into school and behind in English and Maths for my age.
Comment by Tyler Jacobs on December 18, 2009 at 5:42pm
Hey Jason,
thanks for starting this group. I'm not dyslexic, but my wife is and we suspect our 6-year old daughter is as well. It's very difficult for us because my wife never got the special help she needed with it growing up and still struggles. We're afraid that our daughter will have the same struggles and problems with self-esteem because of it. We're getting her tested in a couple of weeks and I'm anxious to find out the results. Also, I'm looking for some help for my wife. Do you have any resources on how to help adult dyslexia?
Comment by Jason R Walker on December 17, 2009 at 4:52am
Do you feel in anyway disadvantaged because you are dyslexic? personally I was reading at a high school level in year 3 at school and was considered "dumb" because I did not put my finger under each word as I read, it took a teacher to realize what was going on and I was moved up a year in school. So to be honest I have never felt disadvantaged in anyway except when it came to maths which I failed miserably at. The only way I get away with it today is to write it down and do long multiplication or adding or usually at the shop I have memorized most possible combination's of change to be given.
 

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