Does anyone live with dyslexia?

@beckyomg1 (6761)
United States
November 2, 2006 4:47pm CST
My youngest son does, and so does my dad and my brother.
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@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
3 Nov 06
whats a dyslexia?
@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
3 Nov 06
It is a reading disablity. THere are many types that can be label that. It is not being able to read or reading things backwards. Not know how to phonicatly understanding the words. Things like that.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I tend to read out of order rather than backwards. I also write letters of words out of order (in order generally, but I meant like if I'm writing the word ORDER, I may write the O then the E then the R then add in the other R and the D). And have a lot of trouble with directions.
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
20 Dec 06
yes my son does that too.
@clickerz (472)
• Philippines
15 Dec 06
What is the signs of being dyslexic? Does it threat ones personality?future?
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@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
I wrote an article on some of the common signs of dyslexia - and while it doesn't cover everything it will give you some idea - if you're ever interested in reading it let me know and I'll pass a link on to you. There is no threat with it, in a lot of ways it's just a matter of learning things in a different way, there's so many forms and each has it's own difficulties and ways to beat it.
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
20 Dec 06
thanks for the response.
@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
14 Dec 06
no i can't say that i do...i use to have a boyfriend that was. he had a real hard time in school...
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
15 Dec 06
thanks for the response.yes it is hard in school if you dont have a good teacher.
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@koltrone (264)
• United States
14 Dec 06
My husband has both dyslexia and adhd
@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
15 Dec 06
thanks for the response.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Just to comfort you a little, My mother is dyslexic. She has taught herself to over come it. She is now a tax preparer and bookkeeper for my fathers business. She just kept working on it, and makes sure she checks her work 2-3 times all the time. She also forced herself to read all the time and now has no problems what so ever.
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
3 Nov 06
My dad and brother actually have it too and they are computer engineers. so I have faith.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
3 Nov 06
No, but I spent years as a private tutor working with people who had learning disabilities. ADD/ADHD and Dyslexias were my areas of specialization.
@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
3 Nov 06
My other son has adhd and epilepsy and is bi polar. thanks for the response
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@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
My son (and ex) are dyslexic. And while it's something they will always have to deal with, there are many ways to combat it. From coloured glasses to learning new methods of understanding certain things. My son for example may not understand what his teacher is showing him the way all other kids understand it, but once he can put it in his own terms he's fine. Often those who are dyslexic are extremely intelligent they just show it in different ways.
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
18 Dec 06
thanks for the response, yes my son is very smart, he really can keep everything in his head that is said to him but just cant read it.
@cvarvell (1116)
• United States
15 Dec 06
my nephew has dyslexia and epilepsy. i have epilepsy also and depression.
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
15 Dec 06
my other son has epilepsy and adhd and bipolar. somedays are harder than others. thanks
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
15 Dec 06
No i dont but I had a friend in scholl that was, she had a tough time with stuff but once they figured it out and new the proper way to go about teaching her things she did good. Good Luck
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
15 Dec 06
thanks for the response.
• United States
3 Nov 06
There are a lot of good programs now to help with dyslexia. An, there is no reason they can't accomplish in their lifes what they want to. God Bless
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Thank you so much for response.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Yes. I live with dyslexia and am unable to get any help. One of my friends recently gave me a book about reading with color overlays. I'm going to read it soon I hope. I've just been so busy lately.
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
That's a good idea, I know coloured glasses worked for my ex (when he actually wore them) unfortunatley though with so many different forms that may not always be the case (ie they don't help my son). If possible try and seek some form of professional help as they may give you other ideas
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I was going to see if one of my friends could help me. She's the one who gave me the book and has colored glasses. Not for dyslexia though, she has another condition. She also uses colored overlays instead of glasses. She went to the doctor that did a lot of this research and wrote the book about it. It's very expensive to go to her though. Where did you find another eye doctor that could do the colored glasses and figure out what color you needed?
• United States
21 Mar 07
I use colored overlays when I am reading and shades and a hat when I am driving. I don't know why but the shadow seems to help. I can also read better with the lights off during the day.
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
29 Nov 07
Hello Dear,As a child I had a dyslexia,my two daughters had it and now my older grandson have it!!We all only had problems when we start learn reading but with help in school we are now as all others!!The good thing with dyslexia is that lot of people with it can be very good in math!You know that the smartest men on the Earth Albert Einstein had dyslexia and lot of others famous! See you and Regards Silvana
• United States
29 Nov 07
my boyfriend is dyslexic. he reading and write is off pretty good
• United States
21 Mar 07
I am dyslexic and so is my sister. I can spell great but have trouble when it comes to writing. My words flip around a lot or the scramble together. My sister has a very rare form of dyslexic. Her words float off of the paper until they finally disapear. If you looked at us, you would not be able to tell though. I am a writer and use a lot of tools to help me, my sister doesn't read much but is a genious when it comes to math. I wrote and article about this if anyone wants to take a look. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/184815/my_biggest_secret_i_am_a_dyslexic_writer.html