This is very long but i hope you read it and it helps you to see this disorder more clearly. Dyslexia…. Dyslexia – a disorder that primarley effexts reading and riting, Dyspraxia- a coodnation disorder, Dyscaluclia – basically Maths dyslexia. All these disorders are very closley related if you have one you more then likley have traits of the other 2 or another one. However you may just have one of these disorderd.
Me and my Dyslexia.
I can and will not speak for everyone who is Dyslexic as its like a finger print. Although it is primaerly reading and riting it can also efferct other things in everyday life.
I have struggled all through my life with reading and riting but other things also. Through school i was bullied,i was given detention every day or had to stay behind in class to finish my work. I had no help what so ever not from school.or at gome. Even though it was clear i was struggling. It seemed to me the further i got in school the harder it got the worse my work was. When i went to college i was tested for dyslexia i was diagnosed with the condition. I have got where i want to be. I have 2 beautiful girls, the man of my dreams, and a job to die for my donkeys.
Let me try and explain abit about me.
I find it extreamy difficult to read. For i stance i have only ever read 1 book cover to cover word for word. That book was Black Beauti. It took me 2 and a half years to read. When i read i read word for word and picturise the scene (i am not sure if anyone elese does this or if this is the norm) e.g when reading black beauti i would pictur a black.horse next to a chesnut harnesed up in a carrage having their heads vilontly forsed up witj a horrid rain down theit main….. I can not rwad a full page or even look at a full page of riting as all the words are one justlikethisanditsdifficulttoebenlookathepage. The letters can jimp around jtsu lkei thsi. I panic when im asked to read something.
Riting is so much like reading. I can right but i get muddled up with my letters expecally if i rite lots. Sometimes i know how to rite something but something happens from my brain to my hands and its ritten rong. I have to visulise each letter as i rite it. I still have to look at my hands for bs and ds. I also seem to miis whole words out of a sentance
It slightly effects my coordnation. For instance i could not drive a manuel car even though i had a few lessions in one. I can not seem to the clutch and gears. It was impossible for me so automatic it is.
Speaking. I sometime find it difficult to put it across what i want to say or i will say something but mean it differently. I am always appologising for this. I sometimes stutter or i forget waht im saying in the middle of whay i am sayinh. Inwill repeat what i am saying i know i am doing it but cant help myself.
Other stuff. I am slow very slow at doing things. People say something to me and sometimes it takes me a few seconds to take in what they say. Some time people think im.being ignerant but i honetly am.not. or i have to think about what to say. My confidence is so low..i have been in my job for 15 years now and its only been this last year that i have felt i have fitted in and joined in conversations, putting my opinions across, or being a bit more indwrpendent at the job i do.
People have had a go at me pleanty of times for either being slow or ignoring them or doing things slightly diffetent. I can not explain why i do what i do or how i do it as i feel that people will think i am using my dyslexua as an excuse. I can honestly say i have never or will never do that. However i have never hidden that im dyslexic i have always been very open about it.
This is my Dyslexia. Every dyslexia id like a finger print no 2 people have it the same. Noone can wkno how you are with your disorder no matter you have. However i hope this has given you a insite of dyslexia
May i say thank you for reading this i know its been long but i hope it helps you understand it better.
This post was written by Vikki Blake using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.