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    Is it possible for someone who is dyslexic to become an optometrist or a pharmacist? Will they be allowed on to the course?, will they be given a job?
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    yes the course cannot discriminate against you. and there is lots of help available - see the disabled students subforum

    you dont have to discole when aplying for a job unless it wil afect ytour ability to do the job. if reasonable adjustments can be made there is some sort of aces to work thing i think to help

    dslexia does not limit your oportunities unless you let it. you can be whatever you want to be.
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    I have a mild form of dyslexia…. it has never been a barrier to me. Why should it? You can still communicate effectively, if you're at university they should be able to provide you with support to overcome any problems it causes you. What is the nature of your dyslexia?
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    I am really scared! I only discovered it 2 months ago! So we are still not 100% sure. I only have difficulties with mental maths (but I got a B in my GCSE maths) and I know is silly but it takes me longer to do simple things, e.g. turn left or right when someone is giving direction in my car.
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    Maybe you should read more about dyslexia, you will find that you can do some things a lot better than other people some things worse.
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    Don't worry at all, my friend studies pharmacy and he's dyslexic. Good luck with whichever course you choose
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I am really scared! I only discovered it 2 months ago! So we are still not 100% sure. I only have difficulties with mental maths (but I got a B in my GCSE maths) and I know is silly but it takes me longer to do simple things, e.g. turn left or right when someone is giving direction in my car.
    In all honesty it sounds like it is not going to cause you too many issues in any career, unless you want a job on Countdown...
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    (Original post by BellaMemoria)
    Don't worry at all, my friend studies pharmacy and he's dyslexic. Good luck with whichever course you choose
    Best news I've had all week! lol
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    loads of people are dyslexic. you definitely wont be trhe only one on your course with it i bet, whichever course you do
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    As eden said, check out the disabled students sub-forum. I was diagnosed with dyslexia last year but it hasn't held me back. If you work hard, develop coping mechanisms and accept support and you can achieve whatever you want to.
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    There is loads of help out there if you are dyslexic particularly if you get 'statemented'.
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    (Original post by eden)
    yes the course cannot discriminate against you. and there is lots of help available - see the disabled students subforum

    you dont have to discole when aplying for a job unless it wil afect ytour ability to do the job. if reasonable adjustments can be made there is some sort of aces to work thing i think to help

    dslexia does not limit your oportunities unless you let it. you can be whatever you want to be.
    Very inspirational!
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    (Original post by SuicideCommando)
    Very inspirational!
    its true though... although i probably gave away the fact i am dyslexic by spelling dyslexia wrong! lol - why make the word dyslexia so hard to spell is beyond me!
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    (Original post by eden)
    its true though... although i probably gave away the fact i am dyslexic by spelling dyslexia wrong! lol - why make the word dyslexia so hard to spell is beyond me!
    Hehe Don't worry about it - I'm also dyslexic! Firefox's spell check works a treat. :P
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    haha yeah. i use it. its just not working atm for some wierd reason - its not picking up my spelings!
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    Why the **** did I get neg repped on this thread?
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    somone negged you? for what?
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    Although it may not be common knowledge, dyslexia is not considered an intellectual disability. It's been diagnosed in people with all levels of intelligence. It is thought to be the result of a neurological difference. Having said that, you do not seem to have dyslexia. It's a learning disability makes it more difficult to understand and process written usually troubles such as reading or spelling correctly.

    You said you have mathematical problems...that's something else. It's called dyscalculia. From what you are discribing you don't seem to have dyslexia. P.S, not all of us are good at math mate, we all have things we're good at. As for the driving thing...if it actually were a symptom it would manifest in more ways than one because some forms of dyslexia impare all motor skills. You should also be very slow at hand writing and deforming certain letters. If thats the case then you should probably see some one. You need to be properly diagnosed, I also suggest reading a bit more on the subject because I don't feel like making a 10 page post
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    (Original post by Zamolxes)
    You said you have mathematical problems...that's something else. It's called dyscalculia. From what you are discribing you don't seem to have dyslexia.
    for a dyscalculic person to get a b in maths would have required a whole load of work, or very mild dyscalculia, or both.

    still the op was not asking what they have. op, if you are applying to uni i suggest to get properly diagnosed first, if you are at school/collge ask for a full asesment/proper diagnosis, and keep a copy of the report. then you can aces help and suport when you get to uni
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    No, both occupations are too hard to spell
 
 
 
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