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The Mystery Of Spoken Communication – Dyslexic in America


One of the hardest things I find as a dyslexic, is spoken communication. As a dyslexic my use of the English language is very literal, I find myself in a lot of conversations trying to catch up due to the way people flip-flopped the meaning of their words. For example about a week ago I was in a meeting talking about Modifications to the Administration System for a prominent college, I’ve always taken the word modification to mean any changes made to a system. (I.E. if I buy a new car and change out the muffler system this is definitely considered a modification, likewise if I buy a new car and put a bumper sticker on the car in my mind this is also considered a modification.) About an hour and a half into the conversation, I realize the people in the room were using the word Modifications to describe only 341 objects out of 10,000 objects. If they made a change to the baseline code they considered that a Modification, nobody considered the 9000+ objects that they were using to Manipulate data and move data from one point to another a modification, they’ just call them object’s. If I was writing a novel at this time I could explain how flawed this philosophy truly is. When I was in college taking accounting the words debit and credit always through me for a loop. In my mind a debit is something people take away from you debit the root word of debt. Credit is something that is given to you a positive. I can hear the accountants in the room laughing now, because this is so far from the truth in accounting it is unbelievable, this is why when I got a D- in the county I was very happy.

Overtime I have developed a coping mechanism that drives some people crazy, when a word is not registering in my mind. I will stop and ask for clarity in the middle of the meeting, this method is not perfect by any means some people take personal offense to being asked to clarify the definition of a word, other people immediately believe you have no clue what’s going on or you are just unintelligent. But not to get clarification on the meaning of a flip-flopped word in the long run does nothing but make my life a lot harder than it needs to be. These are the unique situations as A Dyslexic in America we must learn to cope with and have some true understanding that most Americans do not have a clue what dyslexia is or what can be considered a reasonable coping mechanism.

Blogging While Dyslexic

The other day I received an interesting e-mail, inquiring into my motivations behind blogging. The person who wrote the e-mail seemed to hold a very good understanding that it is a very difficult task for a dyslexic to open up to the world in writing. After careful consideration about this e-mail, IT became one of the things I wanted to write about. The reasons I decided to blog are not unique to me they are probably similar to the same reason most people in the world decide to open himself up to public inspection and possible ridicule. I’ve chosen to lists the reasons to block in order of importance below.

  1. The most important reason I blog, is the slim hope that somebody out there with dyslexia will read this blog and find some kind of hope. In knowing that there are other people out there who have been through the same difficulties same criticisms and ridicule and have made it.
  2. One of the most difficult task for a dyslexic, is communication through the written form, blogging gives me the opportunity to improve my writing skills.
  3. It is definitely a release for all of the thoughts that Go through my head throughout the day, some are important, some I just need a chance to vent, rant, rave or praise.
  4. I hold great passion for Information Technology, not so much the toys but the pure logic behind the science. As a dyslexic I find my interests really lie in things that are 100% logical (I.E.) I love chess because the rules never change, I find it much easier for me to get my mind around things that are constant.

In short blogging while dyslexic might seem like a foolish activity to most, but it is the ultimate release for my day-to-day thoughts and also a great way to practice communication and writing.

Blogging While Dyslexic

The other day I received an interesting e-mail, inquiring into my motivations behind blogging. The person who wrote the e-mail seemed to hold a very good understanding that it is a very difficult task for a dyslexic to open up to the world in writing. After careful consideration about this e-mail, IT became one of the things I wanted to write about. The reasons I decided to blog are not unique to me they are probably similar to the same reason most people in the world decide to open himself up to public inspection and possible ridicule. I’ve chosen to lists the reasons to block in order of importance below.

  1. The most important reason I blog, is the slim hope that somebody out there with dyslexia will read this blog and find some kind of hope. In knowing that there are other people out there who have been through the same difficulties same criticisms and ridicule and have made it.
  2. One of the most difficult task for a dyslexic, is communication through the written form, blogging gives me the opportunity to improve my writing skills.
  3. It is definitely a release for all of the thoughts that Go through my head throughout the day, some are important, some I just need a chance to vent, rant, rave or praise.
  4. I hold great passion for Information Technology, not so much the toys but the pure logic behind the science. As a dyslexic I find my interests really lie in things that are 100% logical (I.E.) I love chess because the rules never change, I find it much easier for me to get my mind around things that are constant.

 
In short blogging while dyslexic might seem like a foolish activity to most, but it is the ultimate release for my day-to-day thoughts and also a great way to practice communication and writing.

Dyslexic in America News Paper 10/23/2011

Dyslexic in America News Paper

Published by Leon Lewis Jr – 16 news spotters today

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Dyslexia fact: 1 out of every 5 people have some form of the disability

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