I don’t want to cause any problems I don’t have, however I came across this interesting article about dyslexia and I seemed to relate to many of the points. I’m 19, however is it possible I could have it? I have always thought… it was just me! However, I would like an answer. I don’t write words backwards but I related to much of the article!
I always struggled in school, would often rather play by myself at when I was younger at school. I am very slow at achieving simple tasks. My parents said I was slow to learn how to walk. I did also have learning support at primary school. I get very confused when I feel stressed and get stressed very easily.
I am also very socially awkward, not very good at making friends. Have very few!
I get stressed very quickly over simple tasks, epically when I was at school with homework. Before my GCSE’s I spent most of time trying to get myself to revise, it was painful! That’s probably why I did so bad…
Other symptoms I could relate to was attention span, maths and time management.
The only thing I did any good in was ICT at school (I now run a web design business). I got top marks and even did the work, only the double ICT people did to improve my qualification. I seemed to put everything into what I was interested in and worked hard, but things like maths & English; I spent most my school life day-dreaming.
My spelling is not great; I do rely on spellchecker an awful lot! Took me ages to learn how to drive, had a year and half of driving lessons! Also when learning to swim at school, I was one of the last. I seem to find some simple tasks very hard. Which others achieve a lot faster. I remember being in a swimming class when I was like 9 or 10 with 4 or 5-year-olds!
My self-esteem can be quite low at points, epically when school was just stressing me out. Often felt useless and worthless! However, I have found a talent in creating my own business. I always was more interested in looking at other people’s businesses, rather than worry about school! It’s going well so far.
Could I be dyslexic?
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