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    hi

    recently when writing i have been feeling pains in my hands and i cannot see something like from a text book then write it in my notes. my parents say that im acting like in dyslexic what with doing everything left handed, feeling like i learn back to front or as i call it being 'backwards' and also doing something then realising its back to front like card making! i also tye my shoelaces differntly to anyone else i know :/ i write with a funny bend in my elbow and hold the pen write by the tip. i was wondering if this is normal or if there is something wrong with me

    thanks x

    ps i also can write a sentence but when someone else reads it it makes no sence! i know what i want to say i just cant put it down on paper

    thanks again xxx
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    (Original post by mickymouse1995)
    i cannot see something like from a text book then write it in my notes.
    Have you had your eyes tested recently?
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    Hey there, I am suspected to have dysgraphia (I haven't been tested for it but teachers think I have it) From what you are saying, you could be either dyslexic or dysgraphic and from my research, there is a type of dysgraphia called dyslexic dysgraphia, so it MIGHT be this. However don't take my word for it lol... You could search on the internet for free dyslexic or dysgraphia screening tests where you answer loads of questions to see what difficulties you might have. Also referring to what the other replier said you might want to go to the opticians to see if you have any underlying eye problems... Are you in uni or college if that is ok to ask :/ you may be able to talk to a lecturer/teacher about this and then they could refer you to the additional learning support team...


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    Colleges and 6th form tend to have teachers who specialise in the diagnosis of learning disabilities. You should be able to contact them through the disability support / SENCO (special educational needs coordinator) team.
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    im in sixth form. sorry about that thing about seeing. i can read the words but when i try to write it down it gets all muddled up and confused. it doesnt come out like it went into my head

    hope this is clearer
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    (Original post by mickymouse1995)
    im in sixth form. sorry about that thing about seeing. i can read the words but when i try to write it down it gets all muddled up and confused. it doesnt come out like it went into my head

    hope this is clearer
    Well the best thing to do is to talk to your tutor about the problems you are having so that they can refer you or you could go straight to the department that gives extra help. It's called ALS or SENCO They should talk with you further to establish what problems you are having and hopefully give you an assessment so that if you are diagnosed with a LD then then can decide what is best for you I wish you all the best!


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    School should at least be able to screen you.
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    Hi mickymouse,

    Do you have any problems with balance/co-ordination? & are you okay with putting things in order? If not, it could be dyspraxia. Otherwise it may be dyslexia or dysgraphia.

    Quite a lot of left handers (I'm a lefty too) have a strange pen-grip so that alone doesn't suggest a problem but the other issues sound more unusual.

    I think you should ask your school for an assessment- it's worth finding out now because you may get allowances such as extra time in exams and even help at university if you choose to carry on in education.
 
 
 
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