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« on: 01/12/2009 02:48:28 »
I suffer.  an unbearable problem and it is called dyslexia.

i can read, write (after a fasion) i am not stupid. but through out all my life i ahve not been able to transfer head to hand or vise versa. in general what i read (and i would have trouble reading if you cut my index finger off) it stays in my head, what i have been told i remember. putting it all on paper in the challange (which i think is why i failed all my exams at school).

in french they seem to have it more sussed out

a form called disautographique.

what can cause this torment

i would give my left leg to be ride of this problem. not the right arm as i need that to write
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« Reply #1 on: 01/12/2009 06:46:29 »
Hmm,

reading your post, i'd have to say your dysgraphia (which is english for dysautographique) does not seem to be so bad. Unless you had to reread your post 5 times for errors...

Here's the wiki for more info: Dysgraphia

Maybe let us know what type of Dysgraphia you have...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/12/2009 07:33:28 »
I don't think it can be too bad. I don't see much wrong with your posts - and your English seems to a very good too. (I wish my French was as good!)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 01/12/2009 08:37:39 »
I don't think it can be too bad. I don't see much wrong with your posts - and your English seems to a very good too. (I wish my French was as good!)

Odd, isn't it, how we seem to make allowances for those for whom English is not their first language, when communicating on the internet.

Take geo driver's post here:


I suffer.  an unbearable problem and it is called dyslexia.

i can read, write (after a fasion) i am not stupid. but through out all my life i ahve not been able to transfer head to hand or vise versa. in general what i read (and i would have trouble reading if you cut my index finger off) it stays in my head, what i have been told i remember. putting it all on paper in the challange (which i think is why i failed all my exams at school).

in french they seem to have it more sussed out

a form called disautographique.

what can cause this torment

i would give my left leg to be ride of this problem. not the right arm as i need that to write



If I were to correct the spelling and grammatical mistakes, without changing the composition, it might look better, yet it really wouldn't make a whole lot of difference to our understanding of what is being said, as Geezer pointed out.


I suffer an unbearable problem and it is called dyslexia.

I can read, write (after a fashion) and I am not stupid. But throughout all my life I have not been able to transfer head to hand or vice versa. In general what I read (and I would have trouble reading if you cut my index finger off) it stays in my head, what I have been told I remember. Putting it all on paper is the challenge (which I think is why I failed all my exams at school).

In French they seem to have it more sussed out.

A form called disautographique.

What can cause this torment?

I would give my left leg to be rid of this problem. Not the right arm, as I need that to write.



This really has not changed our understanding of the context of geo driver's post.

Do you think then, that such international communication, where these allowances are made, might boost the confidence of those who suffer from dyslexia and other such problems, leading to an improvement in their condition?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 01/12/2009 17:55:36 »
I'm a bit prone to dlsyexia myself. I think I tend to look at whole words rather than spelling them out. But I have noticed my spelling has improved just because I use the spell checker on this forum.

I think you could be right Don. If you tell people they can't spell, they might stop trying, whereas if they keep trying, they will probably improve. I always struggled terribly with exams, but when I finally started working in the real world, I discovered I really was capable of learning just about anything.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 02/12/2009 02:34:35 »
beautiful

the spell checker is a wonderful thing and I am sure that coupled with a better understanding thing can be better in international communication.

oh and i do read the text 5 times b4 posting i tend to leave allot of words out.

i belive that understanding positive reinforcment and proper developmentle feedback is the key
 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/12/2009 08:11:44 »
Geo, the 'spell checker' is OK to a point, but it cannot correct some spellings where the actual spelling is correct, but not in that context. MS Word spell checker does pick up on these confused words.

Four example...... This is the correct spelling of the word 'four', but in this case it means the number 4 not 'in order to' or 'by way of', but the spell checker does not correct the spelling to 'For example'.

Also, I don't know if it would be true to say that a dyslexic might not recognise the correct spelling alternatives which the spell checker offers and thus still put in the wrong word.

e.g.

I want to write the word 'premonition', I type in 'premanishun', the spell checker gives me these alternatives:-

premonition
pretension
premonitions
preemption
prevention
premonition's
promotion


Now I can see which word I want, but could a dyslexic?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/12/2009 22:30:48 »
possible. i must admit i went a bit cross eyed looking. 

i think its a case of taking you time making sure you read each letter and try to put them together.

being able to recreate the experiment would bring different results as different letters would be missing in the spelling and different words would come up
 

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