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I Am Dyslexic

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    Thank God I’m Dyslexic.

      I was always the dumb kid at primary school, ridiculed (yes I had to cheek the spelling on this one) by the teachers and students alike, and made to sit in the back of the class at my own special desk. (The only thing missing was the dunce cap) As you would expect, I...
    AnonymousMisfit AnonymousMisfit 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2010

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    I Am Dyslexic And Can'T Spell But I Love Reading

    I honestly hate that it will never go away. That being dyslexic affects every part of me. my brain is a file cabinet that will never organise. I can't spell the same word the same way! But I love to read.
    Sebh Sebh 31-35, F Sep 26, 2013

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    I am a believer in that seemly bad things in

    life can actually be blessings in disguise. My dyslexia is one of them. It has helped make me who I am today. Someone with whom, if I can say so myself, I enjoy being around. The interesting thing about my dyslexia is that for the first 35-40 years of life, I never knew I was...
    jmig jmig 66-70, M Dec 28, 2013

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    Why The Words Are Missing

    I am dyslexic, and have been most of my life. I don't see letters backwards or out of order, and I'm very good with remembering numbers. I either miss words, or see words that aren't there. Like a lot of dyslexics from my era, I was labeled as a slow learner, when in fact...
    westofnowhere westofnowhere 51-55 6 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Only At School Do I Realise This However

    Dyslexica changes nothing in my life..not for me personally anyway, i may not spell that well, and my maths? heh, my maths is so bad, its i am the worst person at maths ever lol. what i noticed though is that, for whatever reason, i dont know if it has links ot my Dyslexica, but...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    A Brief Overview of What Dyslexia Is

    OK below is a report I did on Dyslexia. It is pretty dry, but it does a fair job of giving a over view of what it is. I would really like to get more into the details and give you they symptoms of what it is like to be Dyslexic and how to over come some of the challenges. Most in...
    Randy182 Randy182 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    Dyslexic Author

    Looking back, it's hard to believe that I am a published writer.  I couldn't read very well... beyond just reading words, until I was nineteen.  Then one day I picked up a book and I could see the story witten there between those pages.  I couldn't get enough... I...
    stacydee1 stacydee1 41-45 5 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    I am dyslexic, and people find it difficult to

    see why I can't understand certain things! I can do maths, science, pe, anatomy out loud to a high level, but English (as you can probably tell from this piece) I just can't do u twice at gcse with stupid abouts of hours revising. I used to get kicked out of English classes...
    JABROOKS JABROOKS 16-17, M Feb 23

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    I Feel Like Dyslexia Disables Me On Ep.

    Whoever came up with the word dyslexia for the condition must have been a real joker.  Do you know how hard it is for us to get its spelling correct?!!! I've been thinking a bit about how EP is great for some disabilities -it really puts them on par with everyone else who...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 9 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    Often Wonder.

    I sometimes wonder if I am. I've never had a problem spelling words for the most part I think? I know that when I read certain things I'll flip them around and mix words up really bad. At my job, when I get a ticket I often won't read certain items or I'll read them as being...
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Some Times I Hate Having Dylicxica

    I have a learnin disablity its called dylicixica iam not using spell check this is how i really spell . this effects me in every way of my life reading i have proablems reading writitng . so many judge me becalse when i email i dont use spell check . iam who iam i am true...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Dyslexic

    well ive just been tested for it in college cause all the school say i was just being lazy i find it hard to read and spell words. when i try and read all the words started to move around. my spelling is like a child speeling always asking how to spell a word.
    BadMeetEvil BadMeetEvil 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    Not Normal Family

    I'm dyslexic. (obviously) and I am also very ADD. My Dad is dyslexic and extremely ADD. My sister is dyslexic and is ADD and has serious anxiety. My brother is seriously dyslexic and is OCD and has anxiety. Dyslexia is *severe and strong* on my father's side. Along with anxiety...
    LuvCooking LuvCooking 13-15, F May 7, 2013

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    I Think My Son Is Dyslexic...please Help

    In fact, I have been saying that my son is dyslexic since he was four.  But everyone told me that I was worrying too much and he would "grow out of it".  Well the kid is now nine and is still struggling to read at a first grade level.  He jumps all over...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    i was the smartest kid in class i could

    understand everything and people used to ask me for advice but then i started not understanding the work i wanted to ask for help but my IQ was very high that the teacher didn't believe me I started failing tests specially in L.A and i cant memorize something its all so hard for...
    cuty5003 cuty5003 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Alone and Upset I Am Dyslexic

    At first my family thought I was the funny youngest child, getting mixed up did not matter until I went to school then the unhappiness started. I cried every day, I  was told off for crying at home, I thought I was different, then I thought I was stupid and then I was told...
    watermark watermark 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    One Of The Many Joys Of Being Dyslexic

    I can unscramble words easily, I can read backwards and upside down, I invent my own words lol, I make sniglets a lot!!! I always thought of making a dictionary for sniglets that I say haha.
    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    When I Was Young I Was Treated

    When I was younger I was treated like i was retarted . I was put in classess with children that were retarted I knew i was diffrent . i noticed there was somthing wrong with me or something i didnt understand becalse i couldnt read like the other children . as time wehn on...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2010

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    I Am Dyslexic

    i consider myself very luck my first grade teacher was a learning specialist and knew i was dyslexic right off the bat. I've been going to schools for dyslexia for many years which has helped. i still do have  trouble reading and writing and especially with Vowel ...
    sherzoo sherzoo 18-21, M 10 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    Dyslexia For Me...

    I'm 26, and a confirmed dyslexic at age 8. What I remember from when I was young was a lot oh humiliation resulting from my dyslexia. I remember my first grade teacher getting frustrated with me pretty often, and yelling at me because I couldn't read out loud in front of...
    lw141137 lw141137 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2009

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    Not Fair But We Still Won! (True Dyslexia Story Of My Life)

    Well you can probably guess I'm dyslexic, but here are somethings you don't know. When I in kindergarten I was told I had dyslexia. I have a twin brother and I little sister that are dyslexic. all of us have ADD. We all take medication for that. My twin is extremely hyper. I...
    LuvCooking LuvCooking 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    At Least I Think So...

    well I have never been a confirmed dyslexic.. like in school or anything but I am pretty sure i am. I correct myself whenever I mess up words and sometimes unintentionally spell words backwards. it's weird. or maybe i am just stupid. but when reading I will start in the middle of...
    sstmofadwn sstmofadwn 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    Truly Blessed.

    I don’t mean to tote my own horn, but I consider myself to be a bright person (I guess we all are). After all, I had to work extremely hard for people to just take me seriously. You see, I got terrible grade in GCSE, especially in English. I didn’t know why because I was...
    londongirl01 londongirl01 18-21, F 3 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Just Found Out

    they told me after my evaluation that i am dyslexic and that is why i read so slow and why im failing math and english lit. I dont know why it took this long for them to figure it out. guess it because i have all A's in my other classes. im scared of being separated from...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 5 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    i hate the american education system.

    I have dyslexia. It erffing sucks so bad i. From an early age people have seen me as a bit brighter than most especially teachers, but once they see my handwriting and spelling they call me lazy and basically ignore me because im to difficult to teach. Middle school was the...
    StormOokami StormOokami 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I Didn't Realize How.....

    I didn't realize how so many other people had similar experiences. I remember in high school the principal told a small group of "good" students that there were students in the school that would see words with some of the letters backward. Maybe such as a backward R or something...
    SolarCell SolarCell 51-55, M Oct 6, 2013

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    Not Slow On Purpose. :)

    I got diagnosised with dyslexia today. I've always had extra time in exams because I just can't think fast enough, they call it a low processing speed but the exam boards are really cracking down on people who get extra time so I had to go through a proper assessment which was...
    S33menow S33menow 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    COULD There Be Numerical Dyslexia???

    i was wondering if there is such a thing as numerical Dyslexia??? because although i can read like no ones business and only have minimal issues with spelling ... i really really have issues with math.. and im talking simple math sometimes  like 356 + 459... like i have to...
    sothisisme sothisisme 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    So I am sorry if I make many spelling mistakes

    I was told I had dyslexia when I was around 8 or 9 before my teacher thought u was lazy and didn't practice reading or writing when I was working very hard.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Dyslicixca

      Right-brained Dyslexia Programs to Beat Dyslexia and Get to The Root Causes of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities & ADHD We shift the focus from Dyslexia and ADHD, to teaching the way your child learns best, and using tools to improve attention, visual...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Apr 18, 2010

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    The Thing I Cant Control

    my teachers told me i was slow, not trying hard enough i got so pressured that it resulted in anger and it was hard to control . sometimes it BURSTS out of me and i cant stop it! When i tryed to discribe it to someone like a parent or a friend i would see their eyes mist over...
    PhantomOfMyBody PhantomOfMyBody 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    I Am And I'm Not

    So I found out that I have dyslexia when I'm like 5or6 and I go through a lot for starters in 2nd grade I wrote a whole sentence backwards and I mixed up letters like b & d and m & w and even F & E another thing is it effected my body to all of y'all prolly had a alert system...
    LokiLover14 LokiLover14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I had no idea this issue was in its own category. I have the worst time getting around even though iv lived in the same area almost my whole life im basically afraid to take any...
    StormOokami StormOokami 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have a 9 year old cousin who I would probably do anything for. He is dyslexic and has a couple other learning disabilities but he loves to learn- he plays minecraft a lot and I...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 15 Responses Mar 24

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    People say there is no such thing as middle child syndrome but sometimes I can't help think that maybe it could be true. I am middle to two brothers and the only girl. I have...
    Clagerag Clagerag 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I should feel worse than I do right now. I spent the shower thinking about running. Getting an abortion and just running from him. I want to be a mom, and I want to be with him...
    amber1y amber1y 22-25, F Apr 1

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    i met this guy in the second semester of 9th grade in my special ed class ( i'm dyslexic and ADHD not stupid). within 2 weeks he was my boyfriend. i never really hung out with him...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    English Is Very Strange Did you know that "verb" is a noun? How can you look up words in a dictionary if you can't spell them? If a word is misspelled in a dictionary, how...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 Responses Apr 11

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    " Dyslexic man walks into a bra''
    smokeyboat2 smokeyboat2 70+, M a week ago

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