Psychology Today Dyslexia affects learning ability in people of normal and above - average intelligence.
So I am NOT stupid!
I will always consider Mrs. Hayes my superhero and my mom credits her with “saving my life” as she taught us both how to celebrate my learning differences.
Hard work pays off!
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We are SO Proud of you Connor!
After my diagnosis, I was relieved to find out that I can learn. My brain works differently, and it may take me longer to learn certain concepts but I am NOT stupid. In fact, psychology’s definition of dyslexia is proof. Psychology Today says “Dyslexia is a neurological condition, not a mental disorder. It affects learning ability in people of normal and above-average intelligence. It is a language-based disability that causes difficulties with word recognition, spelling, and comprehension.”
Teachers = Friends
For me, school and learning means a tremendous amount of effort. However, being dyslexic has taught me that hard work pays off. My honor roll grades are evidence.
I have learned much about myself along the way. I now know that I need to ask questions when I do not understand and embarrassment should not be a factor. Teachers are my friends. Advocating for myself and time management are two areas I will continue to work on, maybe for the rest of my life. A life consisting of three phases: the early years of confusion and frustration, understanding my diagnosis, and celebrating a bright future with dyslexia.