DYSLEXIA!

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    Jul 13, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    Hey everyone, how many guys on here are Dyslexic, and if you are what's your occupation.

    I'm a graphic designer and I know a lot of other dyslexic people who work in the creative industries.

    Does it have a big impact on you day to day life?

    Oh and one last thing why is it so god damn difficult to spell?!!! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    How DARE you misspell dyslxeia!!!
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    Jul 13, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    LOL
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    Jul 13, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    I am dyslexic. I'm a student in computer networking right now...

    I'm constantly having to say words out loud because my brain is a mess. Don't even expect me to write down a series of numbers, because it ain't gonna happen! I've always struggled in math because of it... Don't ask me why I went into computers icon_razz.gif

    also, it's hard to spell for the same reason that the fear of long words is an extremely long word
  • Stephan

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    Jul 13, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    Sometimes its hard for me, but you learn to deal with it and how to work it into your everyday life. I work in the Education system.icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
    I have a bit of it, transposing words & numbers, classic symptoms. I will often speak or write words out of grammatical order, and frequently do it here. For that reason I delay sending what I compose online, reading it over several times. And even then I have to go back and edit the posted version multiple times in most cases. No doubt you guys may have caught me doing that.

    But numbers that I hear are the worst. I even get them totally wrong, not just transposed. You say your phone number to me as 1234, and I hear 7526. So I always try to copy a number with a pen or pencil, and then say it back to you several times, because I may get it wrong repeatedly.

    You can imagine what a handicap that was to me in the US Army, where communicating numbers over the radio or phone can be critical. I just had to force myself to be extra-careful, and always double-check myself.
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    Jul 13, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    bricked07 saidDon't ask me why I went into computers

    I can offer you one possibility: you seek the rigid logic & structure of computer language & architecture as a crutch. What you cannot provide to yourself the world of computers does. And not a bad thing, in my view, actually rather clever. But just a random thought, from an old mind that needs many of its own crutches these days...
  • Celticmusl

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    Jul 13, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    I have sexlexia which is a very sexy learning disability.
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    Jul 13, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    Wilton saidYou can imagine what a handicap that was to me in the US Army, where communicating numbers over the radio or phone can be critical. I just had to force myself to be extra-careful, and always double-check myself.
    Right now I'm working out of an Army military/civilian airbase in GA. I can assure you, the military ATC here has it worse than you could ever imagine. They never could get my tail number right, nor my call sign, till they got used to me after a few weeks. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    Wilton said
    bricked07 saidDon't ask me why I went into computers

    I can offer you one possibility: you seek the rigid logic & structure of computer language & architecture as a crutch. What you cannot provide to yourself the world of computers does. And not a bad thing, in my view, actually rather clever. But just a random thought, from an old mind that needs many of its own crutches these days...


    that is actually pretty interesting! Never really considered that... But now that I think about it, computers are very logical and structured, and that's how my brain tries to process most things... I don't know, very interesting.

    When I went to got my testing done, they actually told me I have ADHD to the point that I simply can't focus long enough to process information... Dyslexia symptoms, apparently, can be manifested through that. They told me also that they greatly recommend some more rigorous dyslexic testing (I simply had a broad psycho-Ed evaluation).

    I don't know... My mind is a mess icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    I have to move my right hand slightly to work out left from right and I struggle with mechanical clocks, which is apparently a very, very mild form of dyslexia.