Speech and Language Therapy Dyslexia Watch

alex2344
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Hi

I have been offered a place on a Postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy Course.

I have Dyslexia.

Do any other student, or to be student Speech and Language Therapists out there have Dyslexia?

I have found loads of info to help Dyslexic Medical Students, Dentistry Students, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Teachers etc, but there seems to be a distinct lack of info for Dyslexic Speech and Language Therapists.

It would be nice to know that I'm not the only person with Dyslexia embarking on a career in speech and language therapy.
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(Original post by alex2344)
Hi

I have been offered a place on a Postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy Course.

I have Dyslexia.

Do any other student, or to be student Speech and Language Therapists out there have Dyslexia?

I have found loads of info to help Dyslexic Medical Students, Dentistry Students, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Teachers etc, but there seems to be a distinct lack of info for Dyslexic Speech and Language Therapists.

It would be nice to know that I'm not the only person with Dyslexia embarking on a career in speech and language therapy.
A mature student on my SLT course had pretty severe dyslexia, and she did fine. She made the university aware of it and she was able to do exams in a separate room with extra time.
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The term dyslexia is used to describe a person’s difficulty reading printed words even though he/she has normal intelligence and received appropriate reading instruction.

As speech-language pathologists, we have extensive training and knowledge about phonological skills. Many students with speech sound errors have phonological errors. This means they have trouble understanding which sounds should be put together to form words. They may use phonological processes where they replace one class of sounds with another (such as replacing all long sounds like “s” with short sounds like “t”). These same children with phonological speech errors may have phonological reading problems as well (a.k.a. dyslexia).
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