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    (Original post by ballerinabetty)
    that is why extra time is needed.
    no matter how much reading a dyslexic does they will never be any faster than average where as the likes of you can improve your reading speed and so have more time to think about the question because you finished reading quicker.

    technically dyslxics get the same amount of time as not dyslexic, becasue the "thinking of the answer" part is still the same length.
    I have answered this with a reply to Rucklo.
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    (Original post by Drew.)
    Dyslexia is not a feature of intelligence.
    Rucklo has been telling me that it is. I would not have phrased my replies in such a fashion, but he alluded to it previously in another thread.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    Yes, that may well be the case however that is not a physical impairment but rather a mental one. Sad as it may be, your dyslexia is a part of your intelligence and therefore as examinations are a test of intelligence, I do not believe that you should be given additional time.
    But my intelligence would be exactly the same without it? I would just be able to write it down quicker..

    Which is the same for physical impairments?
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    Rucklo has been telling me that it is.
    I do not remember saying dyslexia affects intelligence?
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    But my intelligence would be exactly the same without it? I would just be able to write it down quicker..

    Which is the same for physical impairments?
    Sadly, it is a part of your intelligence. You cannot simply discount it because it is bad.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Personally im not a fan of extra time for dyslexia.

    My joined-up handwriting is terrible, forcing me to write everything in single letters so others can actually read it. Takes twice as long. Did I ever get extra time? Hell no.

    And why not? As others have said "They need that time to reach their full potential"... well then certainly didnt I? Dont people who take a long time to Read? People who take a long time to write? People who take a long time to think? People who have a tendancy to daydream?

    The problem with giving some people extra time and not others is that it totally ruins the whole point of exams: To judge a person's ability set against benchmarks.

    If someone can work out a complex maths equation.. but takes 2 hours to do so, should they be allowed 2 hours to work it out? I mean, to "reach their full ability" they'd need that 2 hours.. but would any real job in the world actually give you that time? And should they be allowed to compare an answer they've had 2 hours producing to one someone's been forced to do in just 1 hour? In my opinion, no.

    I think exams need to differentiate between potential and ability. Yes, someone may have the potential to be amazing at maths.. given the time and support, But their actual ability is not nearly as high if it takes them alot longer to do so when compared to a standard benchmark.
    Excellent post. The best piece on this topic I have ever read (I too have to write in seperate letters), I find it a little hard to get my point across sometimes but this is exactly it!
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    I do not remember saying dyslexia affects intelligence?
    You clearly stated that it limited one form of your intelligence whilst not affecting another part. I would find the specific post, but sadly letsdothetimewarpagain deleted those posts.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    Rucklo has been telling me that it is. I would not have phrased my replies in such a fashion, but he alluded to it previously in another thread.
    Dyslexic people should have more time for the same reason that disabled people get benefits. It's fair.

    I am not dyslexic btw.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    Yes, that may well be the case however that is not a physical impairment but rather a mental one. Sad as it may be, your dyslexia is a part of your intelligence and therefore as examinations are a test of intelligence, I do not believe that you should be given additional time.
    i would love to know where people without dyslexia learn this.
    this would only ever really apply as a point in english lessons and even then you can still get an A with dyslexia... but with other subjects your reasoning is very far away from any reality.
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    My teacher used this analogy to describe what's happening in my brain.

    http://www.tourstolondon.co.uk/londo...ground-map.gif

    OK, say you have to get from Green Park to Holborn. A normal person's brain would just get the Piccadilly line. However, in my brain the line between Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden is closed. So I would have to Victoria to Oxford Circus and then Central to Holborn. But again, Central between Tottenham Court Road and Holborn could be closed. So I'd have to go another way. (Can't be bothered to figure out the exact route now.)
    That's what's happening in my brain. I will get to the same destination as other people, I just have to go a different, less direct, and often longer, way of getting there.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    Sadly, it is a part of your intelligence. You cannot simply discount it because it is bad.
    the condition has no effect on intelligence
    Your opinion is higher than that of the NHS? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Ricky116)
    Excellent post. The best piece on this topic I have ever read (I too have to write in seperate letters), I find it a little hard to get my point across sometimes but this is exactly it!
    If his handwriting is so bad, I suggest he practices calligraphy.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    You clearly stated that it limited one form of your intelligence whilst not affecting another part. I would find the specific post, but sadly letsdothetimewarpagain deleted those posts.
    It does not limit my intelligence, it limits my processing speed.
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    (Original post by Reue)
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    you can improove your handwritting if you work had enough. a dyslexic cannot improove their diffiulties. that is the differance!
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    Your opinion is higher than that of the NHS? :rolleyes:
    There is no conclusive, over-arching definition on dyslexia. It certainly limits ones capacity to read, interpret, cognize and write - all things that I consider to be features of ones broader intelligence.
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    it limits my processing speed.
    Yes, exactly. I consider that to be a part of your intelligence.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    There is no conclusive, over-arching definition on dyslexia. It certainly limits ones capacity to read, interpret, cognize and write - all things that I consider to be features of ones broader intelligence.
    Well the National Health Service with there doctorates in psychology and medicine seem to think that it doesn't?

    Your proof against that is your opinion or do you actually have a source or research?
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    (Original post by ballerinabetty)
    you can improove your handwritting if you work had enough. a dyslexic cannot improove their diffiulties. that is the differance!
    Everyone has a limit. Some people can go no further with their mathematical capablities.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    Yes, exactly. I consider that to be a part of your intelligence.
    Well no recognised person trained in the field does...

    Which correct me if I am wrong, probably means you are mistaken.
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    Your opinion is higher than that of the NHS? :rolleyes:
    what ha the NHS got to do with dyslexia?
 
 
 

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