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Don’t be Ashamed

 This is my Paper house I am building. Guess What?
I just found out I have Dyslexia.My Mom is typing this blog post for me because I don’t feel like spelling any words wrong tonight.Dyslexia is not a bad thing, it is when you misspell words and you may be a slow reader. Not all Dyslexic people are the same. I have a different kind of learning style. I am an ear-reader. Most people are eye-readers. Which means you all learn from reading with your eyes, like my dad, he learns a lot from what he reads. I learn from hearing. My Mom teaches me everthing out loud and that is how I learn. I feel better that I know what this is, because when I didn’t know I felt badly because I was the slowest reader in my class. I know I am very smart. I just can’t spell words like other people. I spell words the way they sound to me. Now I know why I don’t like to read books, because it takes me so long and I don’t remember what I read because it doesn’t make sense to me. My school is not used to me and my different learning style yet. Hopefully they will understand soon. I would like to be able to stay in my school with my friends. I’m kinda embarrassed sometimes because I am not the best speller and I am sometimes afraid that people won’t think i’m smart if they find out I have Dyslexia. I would really like to help people understand what Dyslexia is. Maybe I can help this Author Ben Foss, He wrote a Wonderful book about Dyslexia. It is called – The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan, by Ben Foss.http://www.amazon.com/The-Dyslexia-Empowerment-Plan-Confidence/dp/0345541235

My Mom read this book and many others. She said this is the book that helped her understand dyslexia the most. She told me a lot of things that were in the book. I understand what Mr. Foss went through when he was a kid becuase I am going through the same things right now. Even though its 2013, people and teachers still don’t understand Dyslexia. I want to help schools, teachers and kids to understand exactly how a dyslexic child feels, Because this is what I am, a Dyslexic kid. I want to make kids feel more comfortable if they are dyslexic. They need to know its not going to kill them, it just a different learning style. Who wants to be the same as everybody anyway. I like being different. I like who I am. Reading and spelling don’t make you who you are. You just need to be a good person, that is all that really matters.

 

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