It's Me!

Welcome to the It’s Me! area of our site. This section is all about you and others like you. It’s about your stories, your photos and your thoughts.

Are you fundraising for Dyslexia Action, tell us about it! Just found out you have dyslexia and want to tell others how you are feeling or achieved something great you want to share? Here’s the place for it…

Maisie Morris
05 Oct 2014 - 20:49

I came to Dyslexia Action to be tested as my school refused to test me to see if I was dyslexic as they believe I was just a lazy child that didn't want to put any effort into school.

27 Sep 2014 - 22:48

I'm Hannah, I'm 30 and I have dyslexia, dyspraxia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome. I recently graduated from university and I am a blogger who writes about experiences with dyslexia. I was diagnosed with dyslexia aged 25 after struggling through school. My schools recognised there was an issue but they refused to have me assessed for dyslexia.

24 Jul 2014 - 01:25

i was told i had dyslexia when i was 13 i got tested in primary school but they said it was because im lazy or because im left handed but when i got to secondary school they found out it was dyslexia and irlen syndrome which is where i have to use an secondary school i realized that being dyslexic wasn't all bad it made me very creative so i came out with an A* in dance and graphic

Tim Kelly
18 Jul 2014 - 17:03

@ 43 yrs old diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia
Thought - wish that had happened earlier
Most of the time thought it was me being stubborn and stupid

19 Jun 2014 - 19:19

hay my names Adele im 19 years old. I was told im dyslexic when i was about 11 years old. At first i didnt tell any one as i was bullied at school for being dyslexic. Iv always wanted to be a vet to help and care for animals but my teachers told me i could not be a vet or it would be to hard to be honest that maid me more determent to become a vet.

thanks for reading xxx

15 May 2014 - 20:34

My story starts in primary school where I struggled and feel behind the rest of my class. My teacher said I was just naughty and stumped and would never make anything of my self. This was until I was tested for dyslexia and the relief to find out there was a reason I was like i was.

Shailene Smith
03 Apr 2014 - 17:02

My saxophone teacher noticed it first and told me I had a small amount of music dyslexia. Then my english teacher noticed I was slower than the class and couldn't plan for tests. She sent me to the nurse and I took a test she said I did have Dyslexia. That's my story.

Lara Alexander
20 Mar 2014 - 17:54

I was diagnosed with Dyslexia when I was eight, it was something that at first I never really understood and was never really willing to accept when I finally did-maybe because I didn't like the fact that I was different from everyone else just because I was a much slower leaner, or reader, or frequently struggled with my spellings!

Sarah J. Brown
27 Sep 2013 - 10:09

My first child started reading at age three. Homeschooling was going to be easy! Right? My second child, Anna, was born dancing, drawing, and dreaming, but at age nine she was still reversing letters and forgetting how to sound out three letter words! I had started both children with the same reading program, but Anna wasn't learning to read.

Robert Henry
21 Aug 2013 - 10:25

My name is Robert Henry. I am 35 years old and I am dyslexic. I am just about to embark on what I hope is a life-changing trip to teach English in China. My interest in China stems from a life-long involvement with martial arts.


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