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Old 08-14-2006, 07:10 AM   #1
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Could i b dyslexic

i was reading up on dyslexia and i was concerned i mihgt hav it. I am a very slow reader and i hav to re-read snetences because i sometimes dont undertsand it the first time and i hate reading aloud because i get easily confused and read aloud quite badly. I also feel like im falling behind a lot in classes like english lit were its all about reading and writing, i hav trouble pronouning words which iv never seen before ... i can also get numbers mixed up like 69 and 96. i have low self-estem and very poor concentration, and really easily go off into daydreams. i also hav difficulty telling left from right.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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Re: Could i b dyslexic

hi there, i think you should get tested for it, as there could be a dissability there.

 
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:04 PM   #3
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It sounds like something is going on, but I would be shocked if this went unnoticed for so long. How old are you? The first step is to request testing through your school, and then take that testing to a dyslexia specialist.

 
Old 03-01-2007, 09:13 AM   #4
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i 18 and thought it wudnt b dyslexia cos it wud hav recognised earlier. its silly things so it is aswell, for example, the teacher reading things to write down and i forget how to spell simple words and get certain words confused with others words that dont sound anything like it, like could and got. i mite be jst looking to deeply into it maybe

 
Old 03-02-2007, 02:12 PM   #5
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Re: Could i b dyslexic

Yellow-
I have read your posts, and I am hoping that you are not pulling something here thinking you are being funny, because my son is dyslexic and it is not a laughing matter, and certainly not something to be made fun of.

The reason I say this is because of the inconsistancy in the writing in your posts. In your first post, you were forming words, full sentences and full thoughts very easily. The post was well organized and in proper chronology as well. In your second post, you seemed to be drastically worse in your spelling. Almost like someone who is trying too hard to convince someone else that they have a learning difference/disability.

I would find it hard to believe that you have made it to 18 having this kind of difficulty without someone stepping in and testing or screening you. Certainly, if things are as bad for you as your second post seems to indicate, then someone would have realized there was some sort of problem well before now.

You also speak only about reading & writing, and then switching numbers around and then also speak about confusing left and right. As a mother of a son with dyslexia, I have to tell you that these things, although they are sometimes a part of dyslexia, are not a true picture of dyslexia. The things you mention are basically the "wives tale" of dyslexia, or what people have come to think dyslexia is. It's basically "generalities" that are a common misconception of what dyslexia truly is.

There are so many other things that happen with dyslexia. It's not simply about mixing up letters and numbers, or even confusing left and right. My son has no problems with distinguishing his left from his right at all, and never has. Neither have any of the other kids we know who are dyslexic. Dyslexia affects a person in so many different ways, that I can't even begin to list them all. You might want to do some more research, because what you are describing really doesn't sound like true dyslexia.

If you are having this much difficulty, I really do hope you will make an appointment with a psychologist and request to be screened for learning disablilties so that you can find out what is causing your problems. If you truly do struggle this much, I hope you are able to find the help you need so that you can learn mechanisms and modalities to work with and around your disability so that you won't struggle so much. My son was screened at a young age by a wonderful psychologist and once we were able to determine that he is dyslexic, we were able to work on a solution to help him so he wouldn't struggle so much.

Take Care.

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