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Managing Dyslexia

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CupCakes Report 6 May 2013 14:50

I have been dyslexic all my life. It hasn't stopped me being the CEO of several companies during my life.

Nowadays all my polical & community work is checked before it is dispatched.

It doesn't bother me - There are stragegies to cope with it.

One of my sis is a dylexia consultant in Plymouth.

Have explained on the boards that I don't see the obvious bad grammar and spelling mistakes. Many kind members correct me and very often it is a pm.

Now I am getting orders that I should edit my posts before posting.

It really is insulting to say the least.
Does it really matter if a post is edited after posting.

There must be others who have this problem on the boards

I'm going to look back for some of the insulting posts and put the url links on this post.

Comments please

:-D :-D :-D


DazedConfused Report 6 May 2013 14:55

Most of the comments about your posts are just about the content of the post
not the grammar.

And what I do find odd about thi post is that in the vast majority of all your older posts they are fine, spelling looks OK and grammatically they are pretty accurate. So now suddenly you cannot spell or write a sentence correctly.

How odd......


nameslessone Report 6 May 2013 15:05

Quote " It would also help a lot if you would proof read your posts." Unquote.

That is not an order!


CupCakes Report 6 May 2013 15:11

PigletsPal - How rude and suggestive - you have no idea who is with me in my home - nothing strange about it.

nameslessone - impossible if nobody is with me


nameslessone Report 6 May 2013 15:17

Who said anything about who was in your home!?

Do you mean that you need someone else to proof read your own posts and to read you other posts. If so - say so.

I have the spell & grammar checker on my computer. I know for bad dyslexics this doesn't help - but at least it would indicate to you on your own posts that there may be an issue.


Andysmum Report 6 May 2013 15:19

There are quite a lot of posters on the Boards whose spelling and/or grammar are not perfect. Whether this is due to careless typing, a lack of formal education or some other reason is irrelevant. All that matters is that the message can be understood.

Nobody should be put off from posting because they think they might make mistakes.

All I would ask is that care is taken to get dates right when you want people to look things up!!


DazedConfused Report 6 May 2013 15:19

I never mentioned anyone being with you at home - where on earth did that one come from????

I would like to refer you to your reply to a lady on another thread about Panic Attacks - your reply was eloquent, sympathetic and no spelling or grammar mistakes (except for the Beetles when you meant the Beatles)

Now I have worked with many people who are Dyslexic and they have not only problems with spelling etc., but their written work is also poor grammatically. So for all of your past contributions to be pretty reasonable I find your original posting on here a bit ambiguous.....

I shall not be replying any further as I do not wish to get into a written argument....


CupCakes Report 6 May 2013 15:28

Andysmum - thank you.

I'm never detered about writing. Sometimes it comes out a bit gibberish but what the heck

PigletsPal - if that is true you would know there are different forms of dylexia.
My friend sitting here is laughing his head off.


maggiewinchester Report 6 May 2013 16:33

Sorry, but I find your first sentence intriguing:
'I have been dyslexic all my life'
Strangely, so have all other dyslexics!!
It's not an illness that is 'caught', or a syndrome that 'comes out' at a later date.
It's a condition one is born with - may not be diagnosed until later - but it's been there all the time!!

Dyslexia tends to affect spelling & handwriting, not knowledge.


Gins Report 6 May 2013 16:36

My dyslexia wasn't discovered until I was in uni! No wonder I did 'pants' in school exams

It is a mild form, I can read just fine (Good job with the occupation I have!) but I tend to miss 'link' words when I write. I can't read 'coloured text' at all, it jumps all over the place

When I'm at work, I re read emails 'backwards' to check I have not missed anything.

On here, I don't give a hoot.......I'm not at work

However, you can't just overcome dyslexia overnight, if indeed at all. If you were posting and the text was good one day, and not the's a mistake and not dyslexia


Kay???? Report 6 May 2013 17:30

No nobody heard of speech recognition softwear,,,,!.

It types what you say ,mind its not 100% sometimes,

Lots of office workers with dyslexia use it.

also theres a voice recognition softwear for people who suffer eye problems or are blind,


CupCakes Report 6 May 2013 20:07

maggiewinchester & others thank you. You hit the name on the head.
Gins I like the expression I did pants at school exams - can completely empathise

It affects most of my family from childhood - as I said my sis is a dyslexia consultant in Plymouth. Have to ask her to explain.

I felt it is enough, some of the ridiculous unnecessary comments about my spelling and mixing up dates etc. They have no right.