Entries by Jesper Sehested

Music defined me as a person

It all started 14 years ago, before my parents or I even knew what dyslexia was. I had just started secondary school and had somewhat struggled educationally so far. It took less than a year for me to realise I was well behind the rest, bottom set for most subjects, most of all for English. […]

“Born Different, That’s All”

When Anthony Raneri—lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist for the punk band Bayside—was doing a Facebook Live chat with some of the band’s more than 200,000 followers on the social media site, he could finally, publicly, put a name to what used to undermine his confidence: He told his fans he has dyslexia. “Fans were just […]

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

As researchers who study dyslexia, we often read articles or overhear conversations that completely misunderstand what dyslexia is – or how it can be treated. Dyslexia is the term used to describe someone with reading difficulties – and it affects up to 10% of Australians. A reader with dyslexia may have difficulty in reading unusual […]

Reflections from the Trenches

What makes a person a champion? Is it when a person gets an A+ on a tough exam, or is it always knowing the answer when the teacher asks a question, or is it when an athlete scores a touchdown to win the big football game? If these are what makes a person a champion, […]

I’m dyslexic and have a Maths PhD

My experience was that it’s like being an eagle in a school for wolves. So some things they asked me to do, like digging or searching in a forest were really hard. Whereas things like getting a good overview of material or seeing the big picture was ridiculously easy, all you have to do is […]

Don’t Wait for the Storm to Pass as …

So My Dyslexic Blog is back for regular posts with the aim of providing some motivational advice for people with learning difficulties based on my own experiences. For those of you who are new to the blog just a brief background, I’m a 23 year old, live i Ireland, graduate with dyslexia and dyspraxia. I […]

You Have the Potential to Change the World

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month so I decided I needed to produce another blog post to help actively raise awareness. My last post, which I wrote to help people with learning difficulties who are starting college this year has been very successful thankfully and was shared by many colleges, people with an educational background and […]

Friends and Family Are the Best Supporters

Over the past few blog posts I have spoken about different forms of supports that I received and that I find useful to help people with dyslexia and dyspraxia. I spoke to you about the supports I got in college such as Larry my amazing note taker, or the extra tutorials/grinds I got free of […]