Post # 1
My husband has dyslexia, he is currently in plumbing school. He’s doing well, but it’s really a struggle for him and most of the time I have to read the book to him. (plumbing code is the most boring thing you could possibly have to spend time with) Anyway, I was just wondering if there were any other adults on here with dyslexia and if so, what things help you push through?
I have been researching online and i’ve found a lot on symptoms and how to diagnose and tell if you have it, but nothing practical for adults on how to work through it.
Any advice or encouragement would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Oh boy, that’s a bummer that you have to read his plumbing text books to him. But it’s extremely nice of you to do so.
I have dyslexia. I was diagnosed my sophomore year of college – FINALLY. After all of my high school teachers telling my parents I wasn’t working to my full potential.
My parents took me to a psychologist who tested me. I’m more of a visual learner. But even reading from a text book was an issue for me. I used to place colored (see through) plastic type paper over what I was reading to help me associate what I was reading with color. I can’t follow recipes very well and find it very frustrating. I have to re-read things like a million times. 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of flour (AHHH!)!
I also have a hard time listening to directions and/or following instructions when they are told to me without any sort of paper attached.
I also used to tape myself reading my chapters of textbooks. Not video tape but audio tape. And I would play it back while doing random things around the house or in the car or listen to it as I fell asleep.
I don’t know if I helped you at all but I can relate completely.
Post # 4
I actually did an entire post about this a few weeks back.. my son has recently been tested.. he was so cute with the chirstmas cards, he has a two initial nickname and the first was backwards… and he didn’t notice it until i said oh no sweeting it’s backwards… and then we both giggled because it’s just his way. i am so glad that i get to read about older people’s experiences, thanks for posting this!
Post # 5
I’m dyslexic (diagnosed in third grade) and in my second year of law school. It’s hard because the reading takes me longer (and there is soooo much of it), so I usually just skim it the best I can and go to class, listen, and take a lot of notes. That works better for me than just trying to read from the books. And let me tell you, law school books are not interesting at all! I just found a different way to learn the material. He’ll just have to come up with a creative way that works for him.