I researched a theory that people who are dexlexic also are ambidextrous. As it went was that the reason behind the ability to use both hands equally was a confusion in the left right brain seperation and that this was also the case with dexlexics in varying degrees. Does anybody know anything about this possibility? I am mechanically deslexic and very badly so.
I have a mate who is dyslexic..but he is left handed so not sure.
I am dyslexic and very right handed. Dyslexia is a very broad term, but essentially means one who has problems reading. I hated reading as a child, but love reading and writing as an adult. I can't read faster than I can talk, it seems strange to me that most can. I wouldn't be able to write without a spell checker and I don't know how I got through high school or college without a spell checker. All that being said, I'm very right handed.
I am dyslexic and didn't even discover this until I was at university. I had absolutely no problems whatsoever when learning to read or write, however, I had massive problems copying from the board or a book (something to do with tracking) My spelling, for the most part, is very average and I rely completely on a spell checker. Even though I know the rules regarding spelling, for example I before the e expect after c, I still get it wrong, and I'm 45 years old.
I'm right handed but apparently when I first learnt to read and write I'd use my left hand to hold the pen, but my mum and my teachers would always say that was the wrong hand and put the pen in my right hand. It was the seventies, apparently it's what they did.
After some assessment at university I was told that my sequential memory was quite severely impaired. (I didn't even know that this could be an aspect of dyslexia) I often lose the thread of my sentence half way through and can't even remember what it is that I wanted to say. Or cannot get the sequence correct, if this makes any sense. Interestingly, my son is dyspraxic and I recently read some research that suggests that many dyspraxic kids are born to dyslexic parents.
Wow Hollie, I guess dyslexia comes in all shapes and sizes. My problems started very young. I'm sure if I was in school today I'd be on all kinds of meds. I spent most of my younger grades looking out the window and was slow to start reading but had no problems with math. In the 70's they judged your intelligence on how fast you could read, so I spent two years in grade 3. When I did well I was told I cheated, when I did poor it made sense to them. The standardized tests I did in grade 8 showed I had a better understand of language than math so that perplexed the teachers. I couldn't spell (school) in grade 8 because it had to many consonants in a row. I couldn't pronounce determined properly when I saw it in a book although I knew what it's meaning was. I can do those things now but I had to look up at least 10 words in this post to make sure I got the correct spelling. I still have problems spelling (Quite, Quit, Quiet). When I see these words I know the difference, but can't spell them from the sounds.
Unfortunately my youngest has the very same problems that have plagued me. Fortunately he is much, much smarter.
He is also very right handed.
Dyslexia Rules K O !
Not sure I'd want something I couldn't spell....
by Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 3 years ago
Is your spelling getting worse?I prided myself as a kid on my excellent spelling. As the years go by it's getting constantly worse. I think it's the fault of Spell Checker, a blessed little program but one that makes us rely on it. Are you having the same experience?
by Ann Carr 5 years ago
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by Lisa 6 years ago
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by jacqui2011 6 years ago
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by Leni Sands 5 years ago
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by Tony T 11 years ago
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