Somewhere over the rainbow
A long way from school
There’s a daydreamer drifting
Trying to change the rules.
Should she walk the yellow path
Or should she pick the red?
No guidance from the Munchkin host
Or signposts overhead. Read the rest of this entry
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
Last week I blogged about my experiences with my dissertation and how much of a struggle I had with eye strain and spelling errors. I briefly mentioned the struggles of other students and the feeling of guilt when mentioning to other students about my personal struggles with it. I decided I would like to expand on education, dyslexia and the feeling of guilt. Read the rest of this entry
On March 15 Decoding Dyslexia are raising awareness on dyslexia through the hashtag #showme1in5. 1 in 5 American’s are believed to have dyslexia. Although I am outside of the USA, I wanted to show solidarity with dyslexics around the world by creating my own 1 in 5 photo! Read the rest of this entry
Hello there! Thank you very much for deciding to read my first blog post on Dyslexia and Me!
My name is Áine (Hannah in English) and I am a 29 year old mature student studying an undergraduate degree in History, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies. I am a big enthusiast of Viking history, I love music (especially metal) and cats… and I am dyslexic.