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 is part of EP.  This mode of communication must be a God send to so many with disabilities! I, on the otherhand, I find it quite the opposite.  As everything on EP needs to be written/typed, Dyslexia often makes me sound so stupid.  For me, dyslexia effects my ability to spell and accurately transfering the conversation in my head, word for word into a written form.  Without proof reading everything 3-4 times I end up submitting comments/stories that have whole words missing and words substituted, capital letters in inappropriate places.  And thank God you don't have to hear me reading out loud - that is even worse!  I've often submitted something without thoroughly editing it, re-read it, and then thought "oh my god!  You sound like you a drunk idiot!" And then had to re-write or edit my submission".  All this slows me down.

Many of you will be wondering why I bother being on EP at all. But you know as well as I do, there is nothing that could even come close to being a good substitute for EP in the 'real ' world.

Just for the record I was only diagnosed with dyslexia last year.  School and Uni have been a bit hellish for me, and I often wondered what was wrong with me.  


wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 9 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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i have dyslecxiz to

:) I'll watch your back if you watch mine (in passing that is).

Oh yeah - I mispell simple words that I KNOW HOW TO SPELL all the time. Had to look up 'interpretation' not five minutes ago...

It's a real problem when trying to read fast - I either absorb None of it or interpret a completely different meaning because one word looked like another word which completely changes the meaning...

It makes me feel stupid when people point out my errors, but I'd rather hear it from my friends (preferably in private message) so I can make the needed corrections. Lord knows I don't want it out there forever misspelled.

It's hard to describe isn't it? Glad to know someone else understands.

Wow, you have it too DB?! I would have never have guessed. Honest?

Roj occasionally edits for me (in passing) - he is such a perfectionist I think it drives him more crazy than me :)

Yeah - someone else who get's it ( or has it as the case may be).

You describe it perfectly!~

I too feel like an idiot and spend half my time in trying to get it right the first time, It's kind of like playing a slot machine; most of the time I get "NO DICTIONARY RESULTS FOUND FOR >> insert simple words here

Thanks Dubar. I'm improving all the time :)

you do very very well

Yes, I've heard that too. Dyslexic people have a different way of learning. The key to success is to find their own learning style. I generally think in pictures, abstract words and concepts are different for me to grasp.

Am I allowed to ask what your first language is?