“Dyslexia An Advantage Not A Hold Back”

Even though this is my first post I thought I would chuck myself in at the deep end…..

So I’m not enteirly sure what this blog is going to contain but hopefully some people may find it interesting. Just to give myself a little background I am currently 19 and at university. Although I wouldn’t call myself the typical student…. I can cook, clean and do work. Partying well the less spoke of that the better I think till we get to know each other better.

I really do enjoy outside of studying healthy eating and exercise, don’t get me wrong I LOVE  a good film and a pic n mix. Mostly I am fairly healthy. As you read other posts you may learn that I love my bike she’s like my baby…. that I don’t take very good care of. And food well baking is kinda a passion of mine even if it doesn’t always turn out the way it should. Technically I am a “Youtuber” STOP before you get excited I’m barely past 18 subs and after so much camera hassle and things but I carry on uploading when I can. I you want to check it out my channel name is …….. Loridori94 yes very original shhhh leave me alone it was a nickname that stuck.

Back to the actual subject matter..

dyslexia

I may have strayed away from my topic which isn’t really unusual. Now the image above I think sums up how a lot of people feel. Dyslexia although with the right tools should not hold anyone back in fact I think it helps people see things in new and exciting ways. Many famous actors, scientists and artists all have it. With the right frame of mind the world is your oyster.

Everyone is different learning what your strengths and weakness is the key so success. You say but look what shes written, the spelling  is correct  (It kinda makes sense, okay it does to me, it may not to anyone else). I have software which helps me to spell and you know word’s spell checker helps also. My weakness is writing ,soo as  they say practice makes perfect. Ask me to draw I’m fine, Ask me to do a multiple choice or short answer exam I’m fine. Ask me to write, byeeeee then see you in 3 months when I crawl out of my cave.

But before I was diagnosed, I was never the thick kid in the class I always tried hard and developed “coping” mechanisms. Such as unknowingly writing EVERYTHING down just in case. Or give up because I was never going to keep up. Even now writing essays are the biggest pain in my…. So I thought I’d share some techniques I use.

I am a visual and Kinesthetic (doing) learner. So this means for me making/ doing and looking at pictures is a big aid in my learning. The unfortunate thing is this doesn’t really help write a 3,000 word essay to you introduce a lovely piece of software called inspiration. Honestly the essay I am currently writing feels so much better. What this software lets you do is use mind maps to plan your essays and expand ideas. This then can be converted into a word document and with a few tweeks and proof reading you are nearly there.

Think outside of the box….. My bedroom last week consisted of body diagrams and matching games. My cycling route was the was the blood travels round the body. In the exam having these images in my head. Maths is one of my strong points in being a left brained thinker, during revision and learning try to use both sides. What side are you?

Set goals, if you hit them then they feel amazing. If not you know you have got something to work on.

Remember everyone is different.

See you all soon.

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2 responses to ““Dyslexia An Advantage Not A Hold Back”

  1. Impressive first post, and good luck. Love how the pictures help break up the words. Where are you finding them, btw? Happy to see you in the “deep end” already in the community pool. Welcome to our WP world.

    • I had just got them off google, but I’d had an idea of the image I wanted from reading around the subject I wrote about. And thank you. Hate. Reading just text on its own.

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