posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 04:36 PM
Hi everyone, I'm dyslexic & I don't consider it really to be a disability. It's true that dyslexic people have high IQ's, I found out recently
that I'm in the top 20% in the country (England) for IQ, but I don't really think having a high IQ makes much of a difference anyway really.
I think it's only considered a disability because of the set structure of learning, etc. In schools and such, there is only really one set in stone
way to learn, and this 'standard' way of learning is what makes it more difficult for dyslexic people to understand, because dyslexic people think
and process information in a different way to 'average' people, that is why sometimes dyslexia is linked with behavioral problems especially in
young people because they have trouble understanding the supposed normal methods & then they get frustrated 'cause they can't do it and then that
leads them to get angry.
The 'normal' learning methods just do not work for us, therefore it is considered that you have a problem because you have difficulty learning in
the 'normal' way. I don't think that's right, everyone is different & everyone should be able to learn in their own way, not some sort of set,
regimental, this is the way you are supposed to learn & you will learn this way because the majority can, and if you can't learn using these
'proper' methods then you are stupid, type of thing. There are many ways to learn and do things.
Yes, dyslexic people do tend to be very visual in their train of thought. Alot of dyslexic people are very creative and artistic, for example, I am
quite good at drawing at one point (when I was much younger) I was one of the best artists in the whole school. Now I like to write lyrics & do music,
I like to mess around with my camera, photos, videos & stuff like that, I have qualifications in media studies. Sometimes I just like to sit and look
at beautiful places, scenery etc. I went to america last year for the first time ever, we took a trip through arizonia to the grand canyon and that
just blew me away, it's one of the best expericences of my life, it was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. Even the bus trip there
and back was great, just looking out the widow at the landscape. So that's why dyslexics are quite visual, because they're creative and artistic.
By the way I'm terrible at maths!!! lol.
Anyways I hope that made sense, I have slight problems with writing...damn dyslexia!!! lol.