What Dyslexia Looks Like!

Are you dyslexic?
Do you worry your child might be?
This is what writing with Dyslexia really looks like.

I’m not one who normally shows my cute kids drawings etc on my blog.
However I love this and I think it perfectly shows,
what dyslexia really looks like.
Its my daughters comment on homework,small_2441457811
and an insight into dyslexia.
It was written in free writing at school.

Homework can be hard but some stuf are helpful.
I thing we shoud do reading for homwork,
because it is fun and your parents can see hou you are doing.
There is no pont of doing tables espesly if you have bislecia.
You try to learn them but tow secens it is gon.
In mats at home you ar doing the exact thing you do at school.
Writing, there is no pont of doing,
because your hand herts
I hate homework there is no pont of doing homework,
it wasts time and you already did five and a haft hours.
It is realy anoing wen all your frends are out’side
and you are stuch in side.
You would ingoj school much mor if you had no homework.

If this was written by my first child with dyslexia,
reading it would have filled me with angst.
My thoughts would have been,
“Oh dear, I pray she is good at drawing”.
“Looks like studying medicine is out of the question!”

Luckily she is my second child with dyslexia.
I have watched my older son
learn how to overcome reading and writing difficulties.
Now at 18 he is doing his final exams at school,
and despite also having dyscalculia,
(dyslexia for maths is the easy explanation!)
it looks like accountancy is beckoning.
Although to quote my younger daughter
on possible careers for her when she grows up,
“Well I’m doin nothin with numbers!”.

So for all you parents out there
worried your child may have dyslexia,
because they regularly write a ‘b’ instead of a ‘d’,
Dyslexia is so much more than just writing.

And for those of you reading this and thinking,
“where did she find my childs homework?”,
Stop worrying.
Your child will continue to improve.small__5762453888
With modern thinking schools are enlightened,
and with modern technology, spelling and reading difficulties are not an issue.
Your child can be all they want to be.

Maybe instead, do as I do.
Inwardly hoot with laughter at the text.
Never loose sight of what is really being written.
And above all,
celebrate their difference.
Be unashamedly proud.
I am.
photo credit: Enokson via photopin cc

28 thoughts on “What Dyslexia Looks Like!

  1. My stepdaughter’s Mom jumps on the dyslexia bandwagon (by that I mean parents diagnosing their children with actual handicaps and pretending beyond a shadow of a doubt that that is what is “wrong” with their child other than the fact that maybe their brains have yet to develop the capabilities). Anyway she does the b’s and d’s backwards often, almost like she doesn’t care about the direction, because people knew what she meant anyway.

    You should be very proud of your children and I thank you for this post, it takes a lot to stand up and say people’s perceptions of individuals are wrong.

    1. thanks a mil. I’m living in Ireland and over here we don’t see dyslexia as a disability but as I was reading other blogs I could sense the attitude to it in other countries is different. Hence the post!

      1. I don’t think it is a disability either, but I couldn’t think of another term for it. Not to mention the fact that people love labels, and reasons for why things don’t work out perfectly with every child.

        I was tested for Mental Retardation in 3rd Grade, because I retained absolutely no information when I read. It was believed that I could not read at all, and soon teachers were accusing me of having a mental handicap. My parents got me a specialist for one summer, opted out of special ed and I went from being in the bottom of my class to graduating with honors so clearly people don’t know everything. Labels don’t mean everything.

        1. HAHA, very true. I do enjoy it very much, we must be ill. I don’t really talk about that time in my life much, it doesn’t define me, I think it was a completely wrong assessment. I do concede that had I had different parents (which is very possible as I am adopted) they might not have taken the time to figure out what was really wrong with me and just bought into the fact that I was going to be slow forever. I am very thankful to my parents as I am sure your children are thankful to you. (You now know very many of my secrets).

  2. I love the honesty in her writing! If only we could all express ourselves so well! I love that you are so relaxed with her, after having seen another child experience similar. 🙂

    1. Thanks shes a gem alright. I am quite laid back, one of my friends told me that my kids are so well organised and
      able because I’m so useless! she may be right. Whatever I’m so enjoying it. Thanks for commenting.

  3. I have Dyslexia my main disorder is Dyscalculia. At the age of 40 I have been able to get a hold of the problem but I still suffer directional issues its really bad with Dyslexia or understanding things like when we built the house I was a hot mess.

    1. Ye its forever really. I explained dyslexia to my kids when they were small by saying “you could do with glasses but they haven’t made one for this yet”, However the dyscalculia was quite difficult. My younger child has an easier time as I have learned so much from my eldest.

      1. Thanks for writing this. I just figured out that there are others that have this directional challenge. This was so helpful. I have worked in special education classes and done a lot of learning about myself and I just figured this out after reading your post. Thank you so much. Yes, here in the US people are really stuck on labels. I am more about looking a little deeper. Thanks so much!

      2. Maybe there is some kind of computer something or other I have- I tried to follow your blog and my computer was doing weird stuff..hopefully you didn’t get a bunch of weird emails. I’m just learning about blogging. Your posts are great.

        1. I think I too bought a computer like that! No you have not sent me a load of emails. Enjoying the contact.We’ll be experts soon. Thanks for following also.

  4. I just read about a lot of famous people who had symptoms of dyslexia. One more thing to embrace.
    I choose to embrace everything these days. And I think the world could use a few more original thinkers anyway- to help make some changes for the good.
    I have worked with a lot of kids with all kinds of labels- I started to think that they are not so much the ones with the problem. It’s the “normal” folks you have to watch out for.

      1. So, people with dyslexia see the world differently…something that was very helpful in my healing work. I’ve been exploring that a little more. Yes, the world needs more of us. Thanks again for writing about this.

    1. This has already been shared with me! That’s your son. Well done what a fantastic achievement, and the fact I saw it already means the word must really be getting around. I wish him all the luck in the world. A great project and I don’t think I’ve read anything like it.

        1. Oh Please don’t apologize. A friend shared it online. That was the point I was making, that it is already getting people talking. I was delighted to make contact with you and to be able to congratulate you and wish you well.

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