The Debauchery of Disparaging Dyslexia

I came across an article last year that concerned itself with the subject of IQ tests.  While reading the piece, I noted the author’s statement that dyslexia can disappear with disappointment, particularly as it was made without the qualification that it was their opinion.  While everyone is entitled to voice their own beliefs, it angeredContinue reading “The Debauchery of Disparaging Dyslexia”

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Reading Snobbery

A friend of mine was having a rant on Facebook last night because someone who was a complete stranger to her had taken it upon themselves to berate her for reading a gossip magazine (you know, something like Hello! or Closer).  It wasn’t as simple as decrying her choice of reading either; the individual madeContinue reading “Reading Snobbery”

Thinking Outside the Box on the Box

  In a recent blog, I stated that a disadvantage of film and television over books was that everything has already been decided for the viewer, whereas books let the reader make decisions in their own heads.  However, what in one way appears to be a curse can in another way appear to be aContinue reading “Thinking Outside the Box on the Box”

Dyslexia and parenthood

A wonderful Insight in to dyslexia and parenthood from Julie McNeil, wife of Paul McNeil  one of our fantastic ambassadors Books, reading, developing your child’s imagination and sense of creativity were about as fundamental to my approach in parenting as things come. Paul, my husband who is Dyslexic, embraced this and we both read toContinue reading “Dyslexia and parenthood”

Beyond Words: What does it Mean?

There are many battles dyslexics face due to misconceptions about the condition. I have to confess, that before I started volunteering with Dyslexia Scotland, I was one of the probable masses of people who think that dyslexia only affects literacy. In truth, it’s so much more than that – which was what this year’s conference,Continue reading “Beyond Words: What does it Mean?”

If – poems about Dyslexia

We have been sent these wonderful poems by a very talented lady and we think they sum things up very well. We hope that you enjoy them half as much as we have. If you can cope with amazing talent coupled with absolute inability, And face both with the same attitude; If you can trust your talent when all around youContinue reading “If – poems about Dyslexia”

Lost in Translation

It was never my intention to write anything remotely like a sequel to my Lost for Words? blog, however it later occurred to me that, as a result of some dyslexics having trouble with sarcasm, tone of voice and phrases that are not meant to be taken literally, spoken English, particularly in the UK, canContinue reading “Lost in Translation”

Lost for Words?

  Recently The Oxford English Dictionary (hereafter known as the OED in the interest of brevity) has added around one thousand new words to its online lexicon.   Some of the new entries include selfie (a photo taken on a smartphone of yourself that is usually uploaded to a social networking site) phablet (apparently usedContinue reading “Lost for Words?”

Finding my way has never been easy!

I am not very good at directions, many people might think this is a gender thing, as the jokes go, women and directions and all that nonsense. But for me it goes deeper than that, I even get lost on a well travelled path and getting from A to B can be a bit ofContinue reading “Finding my way has never been easy!”