Category Archives: Personal Experience
I have discussed many times already the problems I have with my vision. I suffer from migraines when I am in an environment with fluorescent lights and when I have to read a lot. I have been told this is linked to Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome or Irlen Syndrome but have been told by specialists that Irlen Lenses would be of no help to me.
I actually find it worrying that when I mention this topic at all while looking for alternatives to help me and others like me just how aggressive people get in trying to push Irlen Lenses on me. So before I go any further, this is where I will place semi ‘warning’. Before anyone responds to this post please read ALL that is said on the reasons WHY I’ve been told they would be of no benefit to me.
Let me start from the very beginning and get to where I am now in regards to my vision. Hopefully someone will have another idea on where to go next that isn’t Irlen Lenses. Read the rest of this entry
Is it funny that I cannot swim?
And struggle trying to keep trim?
My problems with coordination,
Make any sport a sheer frustration.
Is it funny that I can’t ride a bike?
That my balance skills went out on strike?
So when I climbed a tree or wall,
I was sure that I would always fall. Read the rest of this entry
This morning, as I was looking through my WordPress Reader, I spotted a post from The Daily Post and realised that I hadn’t taken on any of the Blogging 101 assignments before. Today’s assignment is about introducing yourself, so I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to join in! Read the rest of this entry
Xanadu! What a great word! And you didn’t think I could come up with a word for ‘X’ 😉
My favourite place(s) that represent great beauty and that have provided me with contentment was university. With my negative experiences of school, my time at university was far more positive and a generally happy experience. And though this contentment within an educational environment may have been surprising to me, the beauty in both the universities I studied at during my undergraduate degree really cannot be denied (though both had the odd really ugly building too!!!!). Read the rest of this entry
One thing that I have been very grateful for when at school, college and university is extra time in exams and/or handing in essays. This is a topic that I have seen deemed as ‘unfair’ by some people, but I would like to discuss how extra time in exams and essays should be something given to all dyslexic students and should be considered by employers within the workplace. Read the rest of this entry
I was Tweeting yesterday with @MyDyslexicWorld (please give them a follow!) about dyslexia and learning to laugh at it. It made me think that this was a very important point that I wanted to bring up in my #blogging4charity series! So L is not for learning or language, it is for being able to laugh at your quirks and mistakes. Read the rest of this entry