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Am imagining it?

Postby java » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:34 am

When I was in grade school I had problems learning how to read and write. I always fell short of the other kids and it got to the point where the principal a told my parents that they thought I was mentally challenged. So I had some test done and other than being the youngest in my class and a slight problem with my short term memory I had no kind of mental problem at all I was just a kid. I struggled my entire career as a student. I got hired in at a convent store a couple years after I graduated high school and I noticed something I never noticed before. Quite often when reading total back to the customers I would mess them up instead of say $6.39 I would say things like $9.36 or 39.69 or sometime I would say the wrong total all together. So It got me thinking... Could those highly trained people at the university have gotten it wrong. So I did a little research and it sound like many of the things that I have experienced in life matches up with a person that is dyslexic. My family thinks I'm crazy but it would explain so much. Now I don't know if I am imagining it or if I really have spent my entire life fighting this problem not even knowing that it was there.... Here is short list of my problems I face on a daily basis does this sound like a dyslexic person to you or am i just crazy. The list goes on and on...

Poor reading skills
Poor hand writing
Reading Numbers in reverse order
Replacing unfamiliar words with similar words that have meaning
Poor spelling
Trouble telling left from right <- very embarrassing when trying to give direction
Inability to learn well from books
Hands on learner
Get frustrated with trying learn from books leading to failure
Very creative and like think outside of the box
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Re: Am imagining it?

Postby Ada » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:14 pm

It does seem like you could be dyslexic or that something else is going on. I don't much like the term "crazy" because it doesn't mean anything, any more than "normal" does. You have some problems, they clearly aren't because you're lazy or can't be bothered. Could you ask your doctor for a referral to a Learning Difficulties specialist and have a more thorough review?
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Re: Am imagining it?

Postby Dwight » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:26 am

You sound like me.. or I sound like you.

I don't do books but I was given "The woman who changed her brain" by Barbara Arrowsmith Young by my psycH and TOLD TO READ IT.

So far the first few sections?????? but a section where she talks about the fog.. the learning difficulties brings back school learning memories and even stuff I do today.

Maybe the book isn't for you, but it's nice to know what I struggle with she has been there and smashed it... possibilties are hope.
Dx: Avoidant Personality Disorder.
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Re: Am imagining it?

Postby teacherman » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:02 pm

Poor reading skills
Poor hand writing
Reading Numbers in reverse order
Replacing unfamiliar words with similar words that have meaning
Poor spelling
Trouble telling left from right <- very embarrassing when trying to give direction
Inability to learn well from books
Hands on learner
Get frustrated with trying learn from books leading to failure
Very creative and like think outside of the box

I see all of these traits/talents in all of the dyslexic individuals I tutor.
Let me ad another to the list:

Tying shoelaces (not that you can't do it now, but it probably took you a long time to learn how as a child)
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