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I am Dyslexic & Dyspraxia

I self taught my self how to become digital, graphic design etc! I am a strong advocate on independent study! Especially for those with learning impairment!

What many do not know is, just like Albert Einstein was Dyslexic, I too was diagnosed Dyslexia and dyspraxia when a teenager!

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty, a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.

Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected. It is estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

Signs of dyslexia usually become apparent when you begin to focus more on learning how to read and write.

A person with dyslexia may:

  • read and write very slowly.

  • confuse the order of letters in words.

  • put letters the wrong way round (such as writing "b" instead of "d").

  • have poor or inconsistent spelling.

  • understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that's written down.

  • find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions.

  • struggle with planning and organisation.

But people with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving! Dyslexic however, is nothing to do with emotions! It has to do with how your brain see words on paper!

In saying that, there are two other learning challenges that’s often attached with dyslexia and that’s AUTISM and ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder )!

I am one of the blessed one I guess who only just got Dyslexia, however, some people have a combination of all three and it is very important to see a psychologist! Learning challenges, become a mental challenging facture when it has not been diagnosed!

You do not get the diagnosis to be labelled! NO! You get it to know what works for you and what doesn’t! Someone with a learning challenge is not stupid! They feel stupid when they do not know the best way of learning for them! If anything, we are the smartest of the pack because we focus on our stronger way of learning and learn to manage our weaker way of learning!

I use to get pink papers on most print out of board meeting because on a white paper words move around! I literally could not keep focus! That would have panicked me and anxiety would kick in and this is where the emotions come in! However, I trained myself and I now can read on white paper background!

What many do not know is, I was diagnosed as Dyslexia and dyspraxia when a teenager! I had an amazing psychologist who told me to focus on my stronger ways of learning and reason why I like independent study!

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