12 November 2012

Dyslexia at 30

On Saturday I went to the opticians, nothing unusual, I just felt my eyes were getting worse and I was getting headaches at work when using the computer.

We sat and talked, I explained how difficult I found it to read a book because the words seem to split up and move. But it had always been that way, ever since I first went to the opticians when I was about 12.

We then talked about how reading son his books felt easier, possibly because the words are often on dark backgrounds and over the pictures.

He then told me it sounded like I have a form of dyslexia. I can read and write, however I have always just found reading books somewhat of a chore!

So at 30, after almost 18 years of finding it difficult to read, I finally have a reason and can hopefully find solutions to my reading difficulty.

If anyone has any experience of this I would love to hear from you.

1 comment :

  1. That's a fascinating story of dyslexia! I've posted much about the implications of it for children on my blog The posts provoked many moving stories from adults who'd so struggled at school because of it. At least with your awareness you'll be able to spot any relevant signs in your children's learning and hopefully help them along the way - it can be a very difficult path. Best wishes.


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