“Born Different, That’s All” - Dyslexia
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“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…
DYSLEXIA’S SILVER LINING
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Dyslexia’s Silver Lining

When I was in third grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Few teachers were aware of dyslexia, and even fewer had training on how to help dyslexic students. I did not receive accommodations until my sophomore year of college. My…
Reflections from the Trenches

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…
Hidden Intelligence: How I leveraged dyslexia to help me discover my inner genius.

Hidden Intelligence: How I leveraged dyslexia to help me discover my inner genius

Dyslexia is a neurobiological condition that is genetic. You can manage it but you cannot cure it, without altering your genes. A dyslexic’s mind is different from those who do not have this disorder and can* be viewed as a gift by those…
I'm dyslexic and have a Maths PhD.

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…
Don’t Wait for the Storm to Pass as ....
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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…
You Have the Potential to Change the World

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…
Friends and Family are the Best Supporters
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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…
Telling my Boss about my Difficulties
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Telling my Boss about my Difficulties

A few weeks ago I wrote the blog 'A job that play to your strengths' where I spoke about starting a new job and the highs and lows as a result of my difficulties I had discovered in my first 5 weeks there. One of the main issues to come out…
A Job that Play to Your Strengths
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A Job that Plays to Your Strengths

My last blog posts told the story of my life from primary school, Secondary school up until my graduation in October just gone. Today I’m going to talk about the past few weeks of my life. Those of you that have been following my blog…