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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  Recognition. still i feel lucky to have been treated as a equal to other student with a little trouble and not just dumb. i am so lucky to be born when i was and i hope other people out there will understand and help people with this  inconveniencing disorder just like my first grade teacher did.               

sherzoo sherzoo 18-21, M 10 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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Randy yes one most certainly can become dyslexic from brain injuries it has happened to me.. Not to rain on your parade but it is true i am living proof that it happens..you should look it up some where if you can but it did happen to me..i was not dyslexic prior to my head trauma...I am not being rude or nothing but i just had to tell you that you are wrong about it not being caused by brain injuries.. i also lost my hearing,,and i have speech impediments..I once used to sing..

Randy yes one most certainly can become dyslexic from brain injuries it has happened to me.. Not to rain on your parade but it is true i am living proof that it happens..you should look it up some where if you can but it did happen to me..i was not dyslexic prior to my head trauma...I am not being rude or nothing but i just had to tell you that you are wrong about it not being caused by brain injuries.. i also lost my hearing,,and i have speech impediments..I once used to sing..

Randy yes one most certainly can become dyslexic from brain injuries it has happened to me.. Not to rain on your parade but it is true i am living proof that it happens..you should look it up some where if you can but it did happen to me..i was not dyslexic prior to my head trauma...I am not being rude or nothing but i just had to tell you that you are wrong about it not being caused by brain injuries.. i also lost my hearing,,and i have speech impediments..I once used to sing..

Maybe for you sir, but not for every dyslexic person out there. For most they can over come much of the problems, even if they don’t know they have it. But it is far more helpful to have the information at hand. If 1 in 10 people have some form of it, then it is clear that many can work around it. You can't get rid of it, but you can find ways to over come it to some degree. But clearly the odds have it that not for everyone can. But I did for the most part.<br />
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If you struggle to learn a new task, and you need that job, you will find a way to learn the material in your own special way. You don't need a doctor to tell you that you are having a hard time learning new concepts. However it also depends upon how you learn things. Are you a Visual learner, Auditory Learner, or do you have to Write it all out.<br />
For me I am both Visual and a Writer. I write EVERYTHING Out in fine detail, an create a crib sheet to reference back on. This however will not work for everyone.<br />
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A University in England did a study a few years back. They found that in their prison system, a large number of their population was Dyslexic.<br />
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[A sample of British prisoners has been tested for dyslexia, and the problems has been found to be more common than expected. Dyslexia affects school performance and motivation, so is linked to truancy and juvenile crime. The research was carried out by Jane Kirk and Gavin Reid from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is shown in a TV documentary. Dyslexics may have problems in keeping appointments and may incriminate themselves when they have not comitted a crime. Screening is seen as a way to start to tackle the problem.]<br />
Source Citation:Adams, Bernard. "A spell on the inside." Times Educational Supplement (July 23, 1999): 26(2). Academic OneFile. Gale. Paradise Valley Community College. 12 Mar. 2008 <br />
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Randy182 : If U read my story U will C why I had A problem . If U don't know U have it , it is hard 2 compensate 4 it !!!!!!!!!!

rbrponylezli, I don't think you can get Dyslexia from head trauma. I think you can get Dyslexic LIKE symptoms, but I seriously doubt you can create Dyslexia from an injury.<br />
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Dyslexia is a neurological disorder, along with ADD and ADHD. It effects how we interpret and process information. High Stress can make things impossible for us to function from reading, talking and motor skills, such as walking. We often reinterpret sentences when we read to mean something else, we often switch numbers . . . 5’s can be 7’s - 7’s can be 9’s or we invert numbers.<br />
Reading in front of a bunch of people will make the words on a page turn to alphabet soup. <br />
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The more common issues are pretty transparent to the world. If anyone met me, they would argue with me that I am even dyslexic. I am. Just that we don’t act any different from anyone else. How we interpret information is different. How we learn is JUST different from so called normal people. But I can do it with the right tools. It just takes 3 times more work. But if you have a good system in place, it can be done pretty fast. But reading books sucks. I can read the same page 3 times, and if I am tired, I get absolutely nothing from the experience. <br />
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That said rbrponylezli, taking nothing away from you, I bet you can still benefit from how we learn. That maybe why the doc's declared you Dyslexic. Reading your words, you even hint that your dyslexic. It is even possible you were, even before the injury, just that it came out more afterwards.<br />
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Who knows. *shrugs*

My empathy to you as i am myself dyslexic ahving had some brain trauma...i am still trying to live with it and it can be very difficult..AS at times people think i am mentally ill or illiterate..I write poems and stories but it takes me a great deal of concentrations and time..my vision is also not sop great as i wear corrective lenses ..I were never dyslexic until i had my head trauma.i have frontal lobe syndrome as well and slurred speech..i feel often trapped inside ..screaming to tell people that i am not incompetent..lol..y the way through all of this i function and i even work as a realtor..lol..IT is odd how we can overcome some things but so often people look at us with foggy lens ..I think people only judge us from the outside not taking time to get to know why we areas we are ..They just snap judge us which is so unfair...I use my PC and a hand held PDF to aide me and has proven an valuable tool in my communications with others..I think most dyslexics may agree with me..lol..but i am also partially deaf and i rely a great deal on my lap top and my PDF..my best to anyone who like myself suffers from any brain injury related issues or non- brain injury related dyslexia.. I can truly truly understand ..

1 in 10 people are dyslexic. The largest group in America.<br />
I am one. I did a research paper on it.<br />
In High School I did terribly. Took a few years of college and finally I learned a system to get myself organized. From there I became a Strait 'A' Student and found myself on the Dean’s list. My mom nearly fell over.<br />
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It is only a handicap if you don't know how to over come it. The older you get, the better you get at it. But it does not go away. ADHD and Dyslexia is related, but they show themselves differently.<br />
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I was a successful manager, and a even better trainer for ADHD people, because I was Dyslexic. Where ADHD people fail is that they have no ability to get organized.<br />
Dyslexic people HAVE to be Organized to the Extreme to make it work. Once we learn a system, we become a master of that environment. Changes freaks us out. But we get clever in how we disguise our weaknesses. You have no idea how many Dyslexic people are around you. Many don’t even know. But they all do the same thing, and of course I can spot them pretty easily. It helps if you are a manager and you want your ‘Team’ to be successful, so you have to find the right touch and tools to make them succeed. ^^

U are lucky C my story of going through school in section 7 the lowest one and people making fun of U and teachers not knowing Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An early diagnoses makes a huge difference. Most schools catch dylexics these days fairly quickly, but there are still a lot of kids who slip through the cracks. Keep up the good work.