A mature university graduate sharing the trials and triumphs of living with Dyslexia and Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome
I decided to create a blog to share my journey seeing life through a dyslexic lens.
I was diagnosed after leaving compulsory education when, at the age of 25, I decided to go back to college and university to study a degree that fascinated me, in History, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies. It came as no real shock as I had struggled through school with little to no support. I ended up dropping out of school before gaining any real qualifications because both my schools refused to recognise there was a problem with my reading and writing abilities.
Despite being widely recognised as a learning difficulty, I view my dyslexia as an ability! Although I struggle with reading and writing, my thought process is quite different to those around me. Instead of seeing things in a linear way from A to B, I take a different approach, which can be positive in looking at things as a whole.
I hope to highlight the issues with dyslexia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome for those who wish to understand this (dis)ability more. I am also writing this blog in the hope to inspire those with dyslexia who have yet to embrace the positive side of our so-called ‘learning difficulty’ by showing that the ability to think outside of the box can be an ability in itself!
The blog will be written with no editing other than the spell check on my laptop and my own quick proof reading so that posts are true to my own thought processes and may highlight some of the issues I have with things such as grammar.