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Last Hussar22 Dec 2016 11:15 a.m. PST

My son, who is Aspie and VERY dyslexic says he can't spell his home town (Aylesbury) but can spell Königsberg.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Dec 2016 1:30 p.m. PST


I had a friend years ago who could not pronounce Ogre. It was always Org.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Dec 2016 7:38 a.m. PST

When places have the original space marines legions listed in alphabetical order instead of by their number I have trouble finding the one I'm looking for.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2016 5:14 a.m. PST

I'm dyslexic. But far from the worst strikken. But I can't spell my own name in handwriting. As my brain and hand doesn't communicate properly. Så mye brain goes to the last letter in my new while my hand is still working on the second. So when my hand starts work on the 3rd letter., it instead writes the last letter. Add that to my horrible handwriting style. And let's just say. I try and avoid handwriting as much as possible.

I'm glad I've had computers to help me out since 3rd grade. (I think my school gave me some 5 computers during my 9 years of elementary and junior high. )

Last Hussar07 Jan 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

Gunfreak, given English is your 2nd language, I've always been impressed with your posts. Knowing you are dyslexic just ups that. How easy is it to get a diagnosis in Norway? We had a hell of a fight because of costs and obligations it puts on the local education authority.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2017 3:03 a.m. PST

Wasn't hard (at least not from my perspective as a 8 year old) I don't think ny parents had to fight for it.

My problems got picked up by the school. Had sevral meetings with special pedagogs. And I got the diagnosis as dyslexic.

First two years I simply had a special class now and then. But by 4th grade I had all my norwegian classes with a specialist (together with two others) also from 4th grade I got a computer in the classroom. I think I had 4 computers from 4th grade to end of junior high)

When starting junior high I still had special classes in norwegian(the class was now 5 strong) 3 with dyslexia,1 with AD and one with epilepsy.
Also in junior high we got special classes in English (first two years.) In the 3rd year our English teacher said me and one of the others could join the regular class)

It was those 3 years 4th-6th that helped the most. I went from not being able to read or write. To reading at more or less normal level.

I was still never very good at writing. In all my writen exams in high school I generally got 2 or 3 as a grade (1 being fail and 6 being best)

But my reading was no problems with 5 and 6 on my oral English. 5 and 6 in history. Both reading heavy subjects.

I got a 4 on my oral norwegian by Bleeped texting my way through( I had never done the main subject/mini thesis that you where suppose to do last year in norwegian. I had only stated on it) but I talked ny way to a 4.

The norwegian educational system us quite good at picking those that start falling behind. Some exceptions like my friend with asbergers. He did not get his diagnosis until late teens. And that has affected him quite a bit.

Last Hussar19 Jan 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

My eldest has a lazy eye, which late diagnosis masked the dyslexia, which in turn masked the aspergers.

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