I Am Dyslexic Adult

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 246 People

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Sep 3, 2007

    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
    1 Response Feb 6, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2014
    mikek1970 mikek1970
    41-45
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 31

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 13, 2015

    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

    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

    I find reading and writing stuff down

    and fill so stupid when got fill a form in
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 9

    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

    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
    51-55
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2013

    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

    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

    I've struggled with this my whole life it's

    always held me back thankfully I have an identical twin brother who was easily able to switch in our classes and take test for me so I could pass high school without him I don't know what I would've done
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    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

    Dyslexic

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

    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

    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

    Hi, I just found out

    that I have dyslexia . My elementary school told my mother that I was dyslexic when I was in 1st grade , but she never told me.. And I never found out because I then we moved to Europe and at that time they had no clue what dyslexia was.... and my school really didn't even...
    Dyslexia93 Dyslexia93
    22-25, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jul 9, 2011

    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
    14 Responses Jan 18, 2008

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Apr 18, 2012

    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
    36-40, M
    Jun 2, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 21, 2013

    I some times have trouble

    when looking at spell check lists, I cant decide on which is the word I am meaning to use. Like Sails or Sales....... I usually mean Sales, but some times I use the ones for boats and not business... If I was writing about a boat business someone might think its a pun. But I...
    ArriannaKatsumi ArriannaKatsumi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    Hi, I'm dyslexic my father is also dyslexic

    so I guess I got it from him. I have a older sister but she isn't dyslexic. School was really hard, I rem crying because I did understand the work. I got tested in 3rd grade. I knew I wasn't like the other kids. Long story short I went to high school never thought I would finish...
    Racsapita Racsapita
    31-35
    Jan 26

    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
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    Hello I am 13 not adult

    and find reading and writing hard
    janehillman2 janehillman2
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Mar 3

    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

    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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