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Re: Musing on dyslexia - the horizontal and the vertical

Postby erolz66 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:29 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote: I suspect it is a spectrum condition where different people have different manifestations of reading difficulties, and where there may even be underlying different reasons, but with a common obvious symptom.


Personally I strongly suspect it is on the aspergers / autism spectrum.
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Re: Musing on dyslexia - the horizontal and the vertical

Postby Lordo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:49 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:I don't know much about dyslexia other than the basics.
I met 2 dyslexic persons in my life one was an old man and another a 7 year old girl who was friends with my daughter when she was a hid.
They both had the same symptoms albeit the girl at higher degree. Terrible handwriting to the point you'd need to try hard to read it. Missing letters, and reversed writing for example instead of writing mother they could write moerth, something similar to what Lordo does.
However they were both of high IQ. The mother of the girl was terrified at first, then after she learned most dyslexic people have have high IQ, she started feeling proud of it.
Einstein was dyslexic too.

Nothing to worry about Erolz, it's probably a gift. :wink:

bloomin heck am i in the same category as faaaaaaakin einstein, no no no can't be. not possible.
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Re: Musing on dyslexia - the horizontal and the vertical

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:47 pm

erolz66 wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote: I suspect it is a spectrum condition where different people have different manifestations of reading difficulties, and where there may even be underlying different reasons, but with a common obvious symptom.


Personally I strongly suspect it is on the aspergers / autism spectrum.


While both involve neuro-differences they present in a very different way and are quite separate in eg DSM 4 and now DSM 5.

I can speak with some authority on this as my other daughter, they are twins, is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum With Asperger syndrome/High functioning Autism(Autism 1 according to DSM 5) and she was Hyperlexic, being a self taught reader at about the age of 3, quite capable of reading and pronouncing words like Humboldt. Mensa member at the age of 4.....lots of issues with sensory overload from eg hand dryers, vacuum cleaners, a-social, not understanding boundaries.

As an example we we were travelling in the car and she asked If we could listen to some music. she had been listening when she was 6 to Philip Glass, though his piece 4’33” confused her, just a bit too minimalist.
Anyway she put a “song” called DeepThroat, by Cupcakke https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwjm2ruA35zmAhVWTxUIHb3kAO4QyCkwAHoECAwQBQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De-Zcz9J1UOs&usg=AOvVaw0gmIqkZIFKBi4XG049BbXL

It’s not as bad as you think... it’s worse.
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Re: Musing on dyslexia - the horizontal and the vertical

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:40 pm

I can relate to the left-right challenge in one special way, even not being dyslectic. It's related to Cyprus.

Ever since beginning to drivie here, I started having severe difficulties entering a car from the proper side (steering wheel), regardless of the car being here or back home. In particular if I approach the car straight from the front. My mnemonic trick is to visualize the Cy-car (or the 'home'-car) as it is parked in the car port.
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