It has been extremely disconcerting to read about dyslexia on my shift tonight. I mean.. I knew I had it, but I didn’t ralize that most of the ways that I compute things are not the way everyone else does. If you have time, please look at the entry and let me know that they’re right… that these things are abnormal.

  • Dyslexias include the inability to name letters, to read words or sentences, or to recognize words directly even though they can be sounded out.
  • Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.
  • Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing. (me being convinced I’m retarded, anyone?)
  • Seems to “Zone out” or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.
  • Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.
  • Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.
  • Clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball or team sports; difficulties with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks; prone to motion-sickness.
  • Shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks when doing math; knows answers, but can’t do it on paper.
  • Prone to ear infections; sensitive to foods, additives, and chemical products.

Along with some others…

This also explains a lot, too.