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Handwritten letter to a dyslexic

Postby jereidar » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Hello!

I decided to send a handwritten letter to this guy I like (he lives in another city). He's dyslexic, however, and I wonder if my handwriting may make reading it difficult for him.

Can anyone with first hand experience of dyslexia tell me if this could be an issue for him or if I'm just worrying too much? Any tips on how to increase legibility other than just writing carefully?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Handwritten letter to a dyslexic

Postby Ada » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:49 pm

I don't know about the handwriting. [Though I think as long as it's neat, it might be OK to read. Because the natural irregularities between the same letters / words in different places might help to anchor them a little.] Hopefully other posters here will know better!

However, one suggestion I know from a literacy teacher with a dyslexia speciality. Would be to use coloured paper. Not bright colours. But a pastel shade can be easier to read than plain white.
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Re: Handwritten letter to a dyslexic

Postby jereidar » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:48 am

Thanks, Ada. I will try the colored paper!
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