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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
If you know what to research, there really are a LOT of resources readily available. I recently stumbled upon a forum for dyscaculates that has vast amounts of knowledge that I have found to be helpful for my dyscaculia, as well as my dsylexia. I cannot link it because of HF rules, but could PM it to anyone interested, or you can just type in Dyscaculia forum. Dyslexia forum is great as well.
As it turns out, there are many different ways to learn, just like there are many types of people. It is foolish of us to think that every person will learn the same. Some are visual, some are visual, some are kinetic, some are all three. And then there are some of us that are extra special, and have a totally unresearched way of learning.
For example, I tend to believe that I am a synesthete. If you do not know what this is, wikipedia has a pretty sound definition. Because I use synesthesia to learn, I have integrated color into becoming a VERY large part of my learning. Every shade represents something different from me, and I can literally 'feel' and 'taste' a word when a color is linked to it. It sounds rediculous, I know. I had been using techniques that are common to synesthetes for years before knowing the proper term for it though, and once I realized that I just might be synesthetic, I began to research it myself and 'experiment.' As it turns out, using this new knowledge of my possible gift has helped me TREMENDOUSLY in the past year or two.
Northernmama, perhaps your son has one of these, as we dyslexics and dylcaculics call them, "hidden talents." These hidden talents are very complex sometimes, and hard to discover, but I have come to realize that many of use do have them. Its quite remarkable actually, to find that there is more to us than what first meets the eye.
On another note, someone mentioned that they call other people out on their bad grammar. I would like to say that this is probably the worst way to try to change someone. I have a few guys in particular who LOVE to correct my misspellings and errors, and I can tell you that while I am careful not to let them know, it really does irk me. It is one thing to kindly say 'oh, by the way- I think it is spelled like this ____' but another to constantly nit pick or run around on FB, for example, astrixing every single thing. I love when someone helps me improve, but only if it is in a loving or at least constructive manner.
Of course, most of the guys that I know that bother me about it don't even know that I'm dyslexic. I'm picky about who I tell at first, because I don't want to be judged by some silly label. I'm a lot more than just a person that has a hard time spelling. I also feel like people wouldn't push me to be the best that I can possibly be if they thought there was something 'wrong' with me because they would think I'm just doomed. Its sad, but its true.
Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Last edited by Endiku; 04-15-2013 at 12:09 AM.