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Whether you are dyslexic or not, what do you perceive dyslexia to be?


I'm interested in answers where people already have ideas what dyslexia is about, without looking it up! What perceptions do you already have (whether you know anyone or not)? Do you know anyone? How does it affect them (or you)? The condition is so complex and affects people so differently that I want to get individual viewpoints.

 

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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    Thank you for an exact answer to the question - yes, this phrase is often used though, as you say, there is so much more to than that. 'Blindness' implies you can't see it but in fact refers to not being able to see it 'correctly'. It's memory too.

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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    Good point and you're right about the processing problem. The transposing of letters is common but many can read well but (due to the processing) do not comprehend what they read. The number thing is truly awkward with important money transactions.

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    conradofontanilla 3 years ago

    Joseph Persico in his book "Nelson Rockefeller" wrote that Nelson suffered from dyslexia. Persico was one of his speechwriters. Nelson was governor of New York and vice president of USA. He appreciated art.


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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    Yes, that's why multi-sensory teaching is so important (for everyone). It seems you're in the field of dyslexia, as I am. I find it interesting that many people still have a misinformed or old-fashioned perception of it so trying to find some! Thank


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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    Great that she can do it but so sad she had to go through all that trauma and unfair labelling. Thanks for your contribution.