HAJiME wrote:my eyes jump around the page confusedly, I find it difficult to find the next line of text in a block of text,
HAJiME wrote:I have trouble with the relationship of spoken and written words. For example, I'm pretty sure that where I live people pronounce chimney "chimley" and so for years and years I thought it was indeed chimley and when I saw chimney written down I was like, wtf is this word...?
It frustrates me that words are not spelt how they sound to no end. I get angry about it. I'd be fine if everything was phonetic and everyone spoke properly.
HAJiME wrote:I struggle with maths ridiculously.
HAJiME wrote:When I need to subtract, I take the lower number and count up to the higher number. I cannot understand how subtracting can possibly be easier than this, but everyone thinks I'm mad.
HAJiME wrote:My memory is appalling. (Appalling is one of those words I just can't remember how to spell, despite using it all the time. It should be "appauling" given how people pronounce it and even when I do remember the u, I forget it has 2 l's. Sigh.) I think poor memory is why everything else is so hard. I forget everything. It's frustrating for me and those around me.
HAJiME wrote:I've been diagnosed 3 times and always received support. Recently, I received a Macbook Pro, printer, scanner, dictaphone, software and some other stuff for free. (Don't see how any of it helps with my dyslexia on my uni course since dyslexia doesn't effect my ability to illustrate in the slightest, but I shan't say no.)
HAJiME wrote:How does dyslexia affect you?
I've never tried to prove it but I'm fairly confident that every rule in written english will have at least one exception to it.
HAJiME wrote:I've never tried to prove it but I'm fairly confident that every rule in written english will have at least one exception to it.
Well everything has exceptions, but the point is WHY is it ei and not ie? Why aren't they all just the same? Is there any actual legitimate reason?
Why is the "ough" combo used to make about a million different sounds? In the place name Loughborough it's used twice and makes different sounds in the same word! WHY? WHY? It makes no sense.
Do normal people just remember every single spelling of every word? They must do, since thee is no way of working any of it out.
Just to clear this up, it's because "atheist" isn't just a word with an i and an e in it. It's because it's a suffix (-ist) attached to a word "the" from "theos" meaning "god". With "a-" being the prefix meaning a negative. So it's: a (no) the (god) ist (person). "Person who does not believe in gods." Or something like that. ;P
Anyway, I was thought to be dyslexic when I was younger, although I was never tested. Mainly because I was forever getting "d" and "b" messed up. The only time I have a hard time reading now is when I'm really tired.
However, I seem to have a lot of the problems with numbers that I hear dyslexics have with written words, so I can sympathize a bit. Like you said with the not-reading-names thing, I almost never read numbers when written in text unless it's a small number, like 4 or 20. Anything more than two digits and have to slow my reading down tremendously to actually "read" it, and the more digits the worse it gets. If it's a really big number, I'll just skip it entirely and be like "really big number of blah blah blah" and keep reading.
Hajime, I'm glad to see you are getting help. Has anyone recommended you try coloured overlays for reading, seeing an optometrist to eliminate the possibility of sight inconsistencies being a factor (as with my son - his eyes do not 'track' consistently), or for that matter, Toe-by-Toe itself or something similar?
Fallible wrote:Numbers are my problem. It is numbers which dance around on the page. Sometimes digits will disappear from a sum completely. I can't subtract worth a damn if one of the digits I'm trying to subtract is higher - eg 345-159 - without a hell of a lot of time or effort. Mental arithmetic - forget it. I could do it if you gave me a thousand years, but I don't have a thousand years. Multiplication - niet. Division - absolutely niet. Algebra I could kind of do...possibly because it had letters in it. For me, my problem with numbers is completely exclusive to arithmetic - ie. I have no problem telling the time or reading bus or train timetables. I did well at all other subjects at school without exception, the grade difference in my GCSEs between everything else and maths being 4-5 whole grades, and that includes Chemistry. I did drop Physics when I was 13 though, because I could not understand simple (I am told they're simple) concepts such as velocity and displacement. I was slow to pick up methods in maths, even basic stuff like 'carrying over'. My brain cannot cope with mathematical concepts at all.
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