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I Am Dyslexic Adult

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    Teasing Hurts...

    When I was in third grade, I couldn't read. I was made fun of and teased because the teachers would call on me to read and I would just cry. I didn't understand why I couldn't do it. I tried every night to force myself to read. I just failed time after time. I couldn't figure out...
    YoshikoMiwa YoshikoMiwa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    I Can't Read And Now I Know It's Ok

    When I was a child I hated school. I hated reading, writing and spelling. My mom was a teacher and she couldn't understand why I was so lazy. I grew up believing I was stupid. I was a senior in high school and couldn't read. What was wrong with me? I would sit in class and when...
    Letjoy Letjoy 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Maybe I'm Not So Dumb After All

    The last few years have been a revelation to me, I have discovered so many thing about myself. I grew up in the 70s when if you struggled with reading and writing you just got labeled as stupid or slow, these are words I heard often at school and at home thanks to my **** of a...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Im Differnt And I Fell Ok With It But Still Confused About It

    every time i try for testing i get some idiot who dont care and just dose what there paid to do wich is the compleat oppiste of what i request for and oddly i can read instand messages chats but i cant read books or anything simulare to it ppl ask me why i can read that but not...
    TrainGaurdian TrainGaurdian 22-25 Mar 22, 2013

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    I Just Knew Today

    i still remember how i suffred when i was in elementary school .i had difficulties in calculating /TIME TABLE ,and everything have relation with mathematici still remember how teacher made fun of me and punished me so badi still remeber how much i cried becaus i couldnt have any...
    cutekakashi cutekakashi 22-25, F Mar 24, 2011

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    Help For Anyone With Dyslexic

    Students with dyslexia may have difficulty with reading, writing, spelling or expressive language in varying degrees. They may have difficulty expressing themselves in writing, but not when speaking. Some common symptoms include: Confuses letters or sounds, as in p for...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    Twins With Dyslexia

    i have spend my whole life trying to avoid dealing with things that i could not understand. finally i got a job where i have to write message, numbers, you name it. Also i have to deal with calendars typing dates, place, address etc. OMG ! what a mess , sometimes i think i have...
    juntos juntos 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    37 Aspects Of Dyslexic

    General • Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level. • Labeled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem." • Isn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school...
    RogerThompson RogerThompson 41-45, M 9 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    Dyslexia And Tatste In Music

    I recently watched a video that explains dyslexia to the non-dyslexic, and it likened reading poetry to listening to music with half the notes missing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15nOajd_7mo It got me thinking about my own experience as a person who has dealt with dyslexia...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Dyslexic Advise

    i have just found out that i am dyslexic as well as dypraxic at 23 years old i was just woundering if anyone has any good tips for coping , helping with it .i always new i was dyslexic really , i was slow to read and wrte etc  , but teacher just told me i was dumb and slow was...
    hippogryphlass hippogryphlass 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    The Davis Dyslexia Program Really Works

    I was diagnosed at 16 years old when i was at high school. but even since i started school my mom has been fighting to find out why i couldn't read, why i always complained of headaches after she would make me read, why i never caught onto spelling and always had messy...
    CrackedNut CrackedNut 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    Computer Spell Check

    I just love spell check on my computer. I does help me so muck when I am trying to write. It is funny that writing the think I have the hardest to do is best think that helps me .
    Fred3000 Fred3000 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Lots........

    Hi my name is Lizzie,I'm 20. I found out I woz dyslexia when I woz 8, And ever sins then it's bin hall. Iv tryd evry tesa, program, pill and tuters under the sun! And nun of them work. I left school wen I woz 15 the for the last 4 years. And Bcoz I coodnt read I woz treated like...
    Lostlizzie Lostlizzie 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    Just Some Dyslexic Experiences

    As a musician dyslexia has been a blessing. My mind always twists a new idea into many variations. I did have the stress of taking tests in school and have the A B C or D questions marked wrong when I knew the exact answer but my eyes moved it around and B seemed to match the...
    Robert1961 Robert1961 46-50 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Dexlic

    iam dexlic too, i knew from a early age something was wrong with my spelling and my reading when i was 28 i was diconiced with declixeca it stinks having it everyone tells me that i spell like i speak with a accent i dont know if thatss a comepleament or what. it stinks...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    My Dyslexia

    Hello, I may add to this as I go..................I hope that is ok to do? I was diagnosed in the 3rd grade back in the early 70s. Back than, it was still something new to be tested. I was a tiny little girl.................shy and unsure. I never really thought about me acting...
    Candyapple1234 Candyapple1234 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    Dyslexic

    Why does it have to be called something so damn hard to spell?! :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    My Struggle.

    When I was younger I hid the fact that I had an LD from just about everybody outside of school. I was embarrassed, and thought everybody would treat me the same way I was treated at school. I really hated school because the teachers didn't know how to teach children with learning...
    JnoCovert JnoCovert 31-35, M Jun 2, 2013

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    A Delayed Crux!

    At the age of 10 my mother was told "Your daughter is intelligent but she is dyslexic" Like most I struggled my way through school but left with decent grades and my parents were pleased I was clever but struggled to focus and was slow with my work. I never really thought my...
    moofin moofin 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I Am A Dyslexic Adult.

    Do jude me. Call me stuiped. It's A disability. So what if i cant spell.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Sharing Stories Somewhere More Discrete

    Is there another site where people with dyslexia only can chat? 
    Differentlight Differentlight 31-35, M 5 Responses May 9, 2012

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    How Can I Find Out?

    how can i find out if im dislexic? my dad is dislexic and i think i might be, i have problems reading and spelling also i tend to get words aswell as numbers mixed up.
    crafterkim crafterkim 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Im Dyslexic And Psyched About It!

    I just figured out that Im dyslexic. I have always been a TERRIBLE speller and bad at pronounceing words until they have been pronounced for me. I also have a tendency to see one word as two and vice versa. But my biggest issue is left and right. Ill never get those right! Im...
    ineffable76 ineffable76 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Try To See Things My Way , I Dare You To Read As If In A Mirror

    There's a simple solution for my type of Dyslexia , I read the pages of any book from the reflection of a Mirror , the Medical term for this condition is called Strephosymbolia ( Meaning : Twisted Symbols ) , Now in the modern day more common term we call it Dyslexia , Then...
    Paschar Paschar 61-65, M 6 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    How A Dyxlic Person Sees Words

    Hello my name is karla let me describe my dylixica peoblem i am not going to use spell check most of the time i dont ,and when i dont i get the nasty little comments you cant spell how old are you? junk like that and its usally people in thier 20-30's pointing this out . this is...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    Dreamed Of You

    Dreamed of you last night Wiping the tears of regret and sorrow And it seemed to me that I lived on memories So in a way, I was made for the part That regret is the shrivelling of the soulAnd guilt is for fools And life is a series of lessons That either you learn or you...
    Seahorse Seahorse 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    Hbo Documentary

    Anyone see "Journey into Dyslexia" on HBO?  It came out in May of 2011.   If so what did you think? 
    CTSwampYankee CTSwampYankee 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    So I Am Not As Dum As You Thought

    I am now 50. I barely remember in gtase school having to go to a specoal teacher for reading. Of couese back then they had no diagnosis for dislexia. I struggled though school and made it by the skin od my teeth soo I was told. I have 2 older siblings both had great grades and...
    desan desan 46-50 3 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Lifelong Battle With Dyslexia

    I fell in love with books because I spent all day with my Grandma while mom was working, and my Grandma loved Romance novels. I wanted to be just like Grandma, so I spent a lot of time pouring over my Dr. Seuss collection. When they read to me I really looked at the words, not...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 30, 2007

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    I Am 23 And I Am Dyslexic

    Hello as i sed i am 23 and i am dyslexic its been hard all my life for me . No one understands really my dad finds it hard with me . my dad is really good with reading/spelling . i am the youngest of two my sister first born very good reader and speller and golden in my dads...
    REX16 REX16 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Useless School

    I went through all of my high school years as a dyslexic. I could read and write very well, I just couldnt comprehend a single thing i was reading. I left high school with a comprehension age of a 10 year old. I hate them for never figuring out what was wrong with me, except just...
    funguy1977 funguy1977 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Late, Late, Late

    when i was a kid at school i always struggled to spell write and read but it was just ignoored, i managed to stugle threw my GCSE's by redoing all my ritten work time after time, i did mange to get 5 C's by working as hard as i could and redoing nearly all my work 7 or...
    Jannika Jannika 16-18, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    Learning To Deal, Yeah Not Even Close :(

    I am a 43 years old and I just found out a few months ago that I am Dyslexic. I always new there was something differnet about me. I want to advance in my career but I am terrified of failling. I told my boss right after I found out and he promised to help, but I now he will...
    adidaskicks2001 adidaskicks2001 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    So I recently decided to go back to school

    AGAIN, this will be my 3rd time. The first two times I went I did not do so well. It was such a struggle to me, it reminded me of my past schooling. See I always had issues in school, I was always in a class for "learning disabilities" but I never knew what that meant. To me it...
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    World Domination Isn’t Too High Of A Goal Is It?

    I am really struggling in life right now.   Kind of odd as things have never been better.   3 kids, a lovely wife, solid job- good "health."   But I am freaking out of control with work and the “work-like” part of life- bills, time management, chores and social...
    CTSwampYankee CTSwampYankee 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Thank God For Spell Check

    I am 32 years old and I am dyslexic. It was my 8th grade spanish teacher who told me, in front of the whole class, that I (crap... I hate this word I could never spell it to this day) probaly dislexic. My mother knew I was struggling in reading when I was in the 2nd. grade. So...
    kissandgiggle kissandgiggle 31-35, F 6 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Being Dyslexic

    i am i got diagnoised when i was 15years old and i was angry at the world because i did want to be and when i was in primary school my teachers never gave a **** got told when i went to i high school i would get help but didnt and iv never spoke to peeps with dyslexic this the...
    jones2004 jones2004 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    I Wish I Had Known

    Im just 18 a month ago and i just realized that im dyslexic. i never knew!! i wish someone had told me, its sad actually i'v went my whole life thinking i was stupid. id mix up obvious things, i still have trouble with left and right, i cant spell and when i misspelled...
    SessyKinz SessyKinz 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Can You Read This?

    I posted this on the "Weird Facts" blog and was just wondering if this can be read by people afflected with dyslexic condition.       I hope not to offend anyone.          I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 16 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    Can Any One Help Me

    hello there, i was told i was dylexic when i was 11 so i went to a special school i had another test when i went to collage so i could get a little more help with my work i have a little bet of trouble with spelling but not as much as i do with READING i have never been able to...
    chuffer chuffer 31-35 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    36 & Just Put It Together

    I'm 36 and have had spelling and math issues my whole life. Being a military brat I moved a lot and so there wasn't a chance for a teacher to work with me long enough to suggest my parents think about it as a possibility. After a long writing assignment working towards...
    geckobites geckobites 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Do I Have Dyslexia?

    Hi my name is Josh I been trying to get my GED. However I have came across some problems I can learn math like Algebra, and such the problem is if I take a break say maybe 1 or 2 days from it. I notice, I forget, and I can't get my GED done like this. So I used to be ADD. I...
    Redhat Redhat 26-30 1 Response Mar 14, 2009

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    Motherly Strugle

    My Mam selected a text from 2nd class literacy texbook and every day dictated to me this same tex for 5 years. Even now I know it by heart and can recite awoken in the midle of the night, but never in those years spelled it corectly. She gave up eventualy.
    Drzewowit Drzewowit 36-40, M Oct 1, 2012

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    I was originally diagnosed

    when I was in Gr.3 but unable to comprehend what was going on I remember just nodding my head and zoning out after hearing the words "Learning disability." Then in Gr.6 I was enrolled in a special school for kids with all kinds of learning divisibility's. That lasted a year, and...
    Khalisi567 Khalisi567 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    I Work Hard

    I have dyslexia and a lot of the time you may find spelling errors in my writing that i have not gone over with a fine tooth comb.  I have never let dyslexia stop me from doing whatever I wanted to do though.I earned my bachelor's degree and I am currently in my last year of...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I am dyslexic but I feel that it's ok to be I don't use it as a crutch or a handicap
    LSCouple LSCouple 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
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    I have been an Adult Baby for a few years! I have NEVER had Cuddles. Could anyone tell me what they are like? I was badly beat and abused, and verbally put down! I would REALLY...
    babysuzy45 babysuzy45 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I do like meeting strangers, the thrill of the anonimity, but only like to talk about naughty stuff when and if there is a connection on other levels. Like a personality that leaks...
    osito2polar osito2polar 36-40, M Sep 4

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    maturity and empathy its not about age or how much of an adult you are its about the experience you have had and what you have gone through because I can at least say that going...
    vividmemorieslost vividmemorieslost 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As a spanked Adult family it not always a good thing to be disciplined when you are upset. All our spanking are taken when everyone is calmed down , but it does have it merits...
    Momof2spankedstill Momof2spankedstill 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 1

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    Why are most adults stupid? I'm only 16 and the stupidity that comes from these "wise men" are just a bunch of crap
    fagit329 fagit329 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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