My name is Kate and I have created this blog to spread awareness and information on Dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome. As a person who has both conditions, I like many others turned to the internet to try and help find coping mechanisms and information to check I was ‘normal’. I found that most information only focused on the science and diagnosis of the conditions and didn’t always help me much with the rest of the barriers I face in general life.
My condition has not held me back I managed to get diagnosed at the age of 17 midway through my A Levels and I then carried on and got my degree in Criminology at a good level. However, I am now in a full time job (not related to my degree) but in a role that uses a lot of admin and phone skills where I have to read, write and talk to people on a daily basis.
Therefore this blog will share my life experiences to show that actually having these conditions are a positive and not as negative as you may feel. This blog will cover information on the conditions, ways to cope that doesn’t get taught in school and much more. It will also have information that could help relatives who have a sibling or child with the condition who may want more information to help them understand what they may be going through.
What Famous Dyslexics Say
“You may not realise it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you”Walt Disney
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”Albert Einstein
Being diagnosed with Dyslexia at age 60 was like the last puzzle part in a tremendous mystery that I’ve kept to myself all these years.”Steven Spielberg