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I found out I have dyslexia about 2 weeks ago, and I’m in year 10 (15 years) and I feel like I have lost the concept of who I am, and I feel like now that I know I am starting to notice the lack of understanding I have when teachers are teaching, what can I do to build my self up again and understand things better in class
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(Original post by jenijeni)
I found out I have dyslexia about 2 weeks ago, and I’m in year 10 (15 years) and I feel like I have lost the concept of who I am, and I feel like now that I know I am starting to notice the lack of understanding I have when teachers are teaching, what can I do to build my self up again and understand things better in class
I m dyspraxic and had that diagnosed at 10 but didn't know I had dyslexia too until 18. Teaching in school generally isn't catered to people with learning difficulties so you learn whatever way works for you. You were born with it so you re the same person you were before, you just know yourself better, use the information to help you. Have your school offered any adjustments? I know it takes a lot of guts to ask for help but if shows you re pretty strong for working on improving.
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They said I can have extra time, and although that’s helpful I feel like it’s useless unless I can learn the content and information I need, I struggle to revise and actually remember what I have learnt
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They said I can have extra time, and although that’s helpful I feel like it’s useless unless I can learn the content and information I need, I struggle to revise and actually remember what I have learnt
All you can do is try out lots of different methods to learn things, some methods just might not work well for your brain.
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Though you can't actually have it the issue here is you actually need extra time not just in exams but in the whole learning process this is largely because if you have memory issues then the form of presentation of information to you in school is often pretty inefficient for someone with dyslexia. My daughter struggled with her A-levels in the school environment then in one year teaching herself and taking external exams increased grades from C and Ds these to A's and B's in different subjects. Difficult though it may be in the school environment you have to learn how to use the time and learn the information in a way that works for you rather than trying to force yourself into the way of working that works for the"average student"
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thank you so much for that as i never thought of it that way, what did your daughter change when using the information differently, many people tell me to try different techniques such as mind maps, although i make them and it organises information, i don't think it really helps me remember it
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I have you had any input from a dyslexia specialist teacher . That's where I would start
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(Original post by jenijeni)
I found out I have dyslexia about 2 weeks ago, and I’m in year 10 (15 years) and I feel like I have lost the concept of who I am, and I feel like now that I know I am starting to notice the lack of understanding I have when teachers are teaching, what can I do to build my self up again and understand things better in class
Being dyslexic doesn't shake who you are, it just makes some things more difficult. How does it affect you? What sort of coping methods to you employ, if any?
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I do t really have any, and I think that’s the problem but I do t know what to do ? Any advice
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Dyslexia is hard, it makes everything 100x harder to learn, but really you have to find the best way to learn for you. I've had dyslexia since i was about 5, so had to deal with it for pretty much all my life. My concentration is also really bad. I usually draw pictures to help me learn things or i talk to my partner telling her about what I've learned - she helps me alot. I'm 21 this year.
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pm me im year 11 and was recently diagnosed. totally know how you feel xx
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