Distortion is easier for the dyslectic?

As I continue to blog about distortion, the thought has crossed my mind about the affects of dyslexia.  For many years I thought that there was something dreadfully wrong with my reading and writing abilities.  I kept much of my concern concealed and managed to function as best as I could.

So what is the connection between dyslexia and distortion?  For me, dyslexia is not something that one is often aware of in any conscious sort of a way.  It just so happens that when I read or write the information that I am processing is, in most respects, accurate.  Where it goes a little strange is when the information I think I have processed is in fact wrong; that is to say that what I thought I saw is actually inaccurate.

It seems that the mind of the dyslexic is making huge associations at lightning speed.  This distortion, which can also be evidenced in writing, happens to occur more so when energy levels are low so, for me, distortion is even easier to accomplish.  Thank goodness for the spell-check for without it I would really struggle.  Perhaps my greatest help comes from my understanding wife who has the ability to seek out distortions like a hawk.

The good news is that it has little to do with the things that I write about and more to do with getting the wrong end of a story.  I could be reading something in the news only to pause and think ‘that’s nuts’.  For example, what I may have read is something like ‘the motor mechanic was distant when he found the man under the car’ where in fact it read ‘the motor mechanic was distraught when he found the man under the car’.  Not a great deal in the big picture and at times it can even be quite funny.  Recently at a restaurant I found myself asking for another ‘shif’, luckily for me Lyndy, my wife, knew what I meant and ordered me fish.

It just seems that distortions work at super speed for some with dyslexia.  The ability for our mind to create fast connections without the ability to stop and challenge what is being read is outstanding.  It has its benefits though; it means that processing information can be a breeze for some of us.  Our ability to see the big picture quickly is a bonus as it is to find solutions.

It all comes down to the way our mind is wired together.  There are other areas that dyslexia affects in our lives and I just wanted to connect and perhaps encourage some of you out there who have degrees of dyslexia to ponder over and see if you can recognise some of the above.   As a point of interest my beloved checks my blogs before they get posted or they would make no sense to anyone but a dyslexic.

More on distortion to come.

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  1. Dyslexia can affect all aseptcs of learning, reading, writing, spelling, maths, memory, sequencing skills, problems pronouncing some words, confusion between left right, difficulty reading maps.The most common letters dyslexics will switch around is b, d, p, q, w, m, letters o, f, e, c, x y are often mixed up too. Transposing words, like was to saw or homophone words, like where, were, poor pour etc. Font size and the type of font used can exacerbate the problems, so I use Comic Sans 14, as it does not have what I call an up side down a’ The writing sequencing problem is quite common, as many dyslexics find it difficult to write their thoughts etc on paper and in order and trouble spelling, this is called dysgraphia. Maths can also be a sign of dyslexia, were a person struggles to do multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions, formulas, confuses math symbols and remembering times tables. Numbers 519 might look like 915 or 17 looks like 71, 9 3 might look like an 8, this is called dyscalculia.Dyslexia does not affect a persons IQ, and many dyslexics have above average IQ’s. Both my daughter and I are dyslexic, my daughter has more issues with writing spelling (dysgraphia).