Dyslexia has come a long way

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Lukas Simianer has been building an e-learning platform for people with visual impairments for a couple of years. Part of what drives him is his own personal experience.

He grew up in poverty with a single mom, living in Section 8 housing in Roanoke, Virginia. When he was 7, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. At the time, Simianer said dyslexia was treated as a form of retardation. Now his dyslexia allowed him to see opportunities to help the visually impaired learn online

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Dyslexia also makes socializing with people difficult sometimes.

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A student tells about their challenges

“Sometimes, as a person who communicates with body languages or social signals, socializing has been a difficult thing for me both audibly and academically,” Rogich said. “However, whether someone is allergic to something, physically disabled or in a wheelchair, we all have to socialize with each other. We can help each other within a community and grow up with many benefits from it.”

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A firefighter with dyslexia

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He always wanted to do the role after firefighters saved his life following a serious road traffic collision when he was 10-years-old but he was worried that his dyslexia would hold him back from being successful.

“It’s been the complete opposite,” says Bradley. “Dyslexia didn’t hold me back and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been amazing. So many people and teams have helped me so much and were able to give me support for the written and practical assessments. 

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Moving beyond your dyslexia

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Read the wonderful story of Chris Hughes who struggled as a child with dyslexia, however did not let his learning disability get the better of him and eventually now features as a CEO in a tech firm.

Chris Hughes is the co-chair of Skills Development Scotland’s Neurodiversity Workstream. In the final column in the series promoting neurodivergent talent, he issues a clear to call action for tech companies, both big and small, to give these talented individuals an opportunity. 

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Never let Dyslexia stop you

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A 29-year-old woman has battled dyslexia and dyspraxia to become beauty pageant queen.

Adrianne Robinson, from Hatton, has been named Miss Inspiration Ambassador UK 2021 and is using her new found fame to help women grow in confidence as well as helping in their communities.

Miss Robinson, works full time in the NHS as a clinical apprentice and is training to become healthcare assistant.

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You are more than your dyslexia

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DYSLEXIA, a learning disability that makes reading and writing difficult, is often a damning diagnosis for many. For some, it can feel like a lifetime sentence to failure. But James Watson proves that having success is possible for those challenged with dyslexia as he opened his own technology services and solutions company, Computer Consultants.

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After remediation it can go fast

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A student who could not read until he was aged 13 has graduated from university with a first class degree and is now studying for a PhD.

William Carter, 22, has severe dyslexia and dyspraxia and was mocked because he could not read at primary school.

His grades improved rapidly after his dyslexia was diagnosed.

Mr Carter achieved a degree in politics and international relations from the University of Bristol and is now studying in the United States.

“Learning how to read and write made the world more intelligible to me and, ultimately, made me more intelligible to the world,” he said.

“Fundamentally, dyslexia made me who I am today.”

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Dyslexia with the celebrities’ family

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In an episode of Live! with Kelly and Ryan that aired on February 3, 2021, Ripa talked to Seacrest about how her husband was doing emotionally as their son prepared to graduate from high school. 

“Mark got very emotional and very choked up because he said, ‘You know, I never thought he’d be able to go to college because he was profoundly dyslexic and dysgraphic,’” Ripa said.

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Artists using dyslexia as a creative force

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Two artists have been brought together through their personal experiences of dyslexia for a new arts project.

Turnberry-based Mark Stoddart has been a designer for 30 years, while Angus Hepburn, from Angus, has been looking for ways to give his career a boost.

Stoddart, whose bronze sculptures are produced at an Edinburgh foundry, has offered to fund the production of one of Hepburn’s designs.

Dyslexia Scotland put the artists in touch with each other.

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Obstacle course for Dyslexic kids

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Kids with dyslexia can break from school work to swing on ropes and balance on planks at Bodine School in Germantown

That’s thanks to Ethan Furr who spent his summer building an obstacle course at the school.

Furr, 15, built a low challenging outdoor personal experience (COPE) course for Bodine School, a transition school for kids with dyslexia, as his Eagle service project for Boy Scouts of America.

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Learning disabled, not differently abled

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Read the opinion from Stephen Stern, the chair of Jewish studies at Gettysburg College, about proposals to start learning disabled people instead “differently abled” people. He puts his case forward and disagrees with this practice and gives an extensive explanation for it.

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Yes you can be a journalist and be dyslectic

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A journalist has opened up on being diagnosed with dyslexia while working for a regional daily.

Lisa Wong, who works for Sheffield daily The Star under the Facebook-funded Community News Project, has shared her experience of the condition to mark Dyslexia Week, which runs from 5 to 11 October.

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Home schooling with dyslexia and adhd

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The Covid-19 pandemic forced UK schools to close their doors to most children in March. Like many parents across the country, Jesmond resident Nichola Parody home-schooled her three children. However, Nichola’s daughter Heidi is diagnosed as having dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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