John Foss <email@example.com> wrote:
> Is that too much to ask? Sure, you can be in a hurry, you can be lazy, you
> can even hide behind a label such as dyslexic.
John, on some things I will respect your opinions and let you hold them
unchallenged but on this I will speak out.
You clearly have no idea what a relief it is to be told that you are
NOT stupid, lazy, daft, sub-normal, moronic,
thick, dim, ignorant, mental, mad, werid, a freak, not trying , failing,
a loser, idiot, nuts etc etc. But have dyslexia, a name for your condition
that you have
finally earned after hours and hours of tests including IQ, sight and
hearing, testing your balance, your ability to track a moving object, your
visual sequental memory etc. You have a specific learning disability ( or
difficulty depending on where you live and which term is used locally).
Your normal, theres a reason why you are not learning the same way as your
friends and its not the reason your enemies have used as labels for the
last X years of your miserable school life.
I and many other Dyslexics (some of whom ride unicycles) do not hide
behind a label. If we use that label, its because we chose to be open
about something that is a big part of who we are.
Dyslexia occurs globally, yes, there are dyslexic Japanesse. Different
education systems and scripts may make problems with writing
less noticable in
some regions. But the problems with left and right, visual and audio
sequential memory, co-ordination and the like don’t go away. We just
have to learn coping stragies to deal with them.
Dyslexic- all my life
offically diagnosed at 15
after 11 years of schooling that could have been better.
Unicon 11 ~ Washington USA.~ July 25 - Aug 2 2002
The world unicycle convention and championships.