I have read articles about people who were able to beat dyslexia. I cheer these people…

I, though diagnosed relatively early in my live, and having both my parents and myself invest a lot of time, effort and money in treating my dyslexia, was never able to beat my dyslexia. Rather, I learned to live with my Dyslexia.

Here are my seven tips of how you can live successfully with your dyslexia:

1)      Practice, practice & practice reading – till you can enjoy reading a good book, or read up on all required work materials. For some, audio reading solutions can help in improving their reading capabilities.

2)      Gain your writing independence – find the right writing assistive solutions. Solutions like Ghotit, enable even heavy dyslexics to independently produce correctly spelled text.

3)      Keep up to date of new technologies/inventions – the technological world is leapfrogging. Today having computer access is quite easy, and the internet provides a direct route to knowledge of all new findings and developments for dyslexics. Keep up to date of these changes/developments as you may one day find that these new innovations may dramatically change the quality of your life.

4)      Know when is the right time to “divulge” your dyslexia – Dyslexia is not a disease, but there are quite a few misconceptions that people have about dyslexia. Raising an “I Have Dyslexia Flag” it not always in your best interest. Fine-tune your detection capabilities to determine when is the best time to share with others your “dyslexic” condition.

5)      Re-gain your social confidence– many times dyslexics attending regular educational institutes lose their social confidence during their school years. Schools usually grade students based on the weaker aspects of a dyslexic – his reading and writing abilities. To succeed in life, you must regain your social confidence…

6)      Learn your strengths – People with dyslexia are not the worlds’ most accomplished readers and writers. In a world focused on the written word, dyslexics have a major disadvantage.  However, dyslexics usually boast of high intelligence and “big-picture” / strategic thinking. Learn your strengths, as these must be leveraged in your real-life struggles to compete with those common non-dyslexics :-).

7)      Never ever ever give up – You must always believe in your abilities and to quote the famous Charlie Brown – simply “Never ever ever give up”. The world is full of people who have lost because they simply gave up. But we the dyslexics, who have been struggling more or less from elementary school, are trained for the struggle. We have been trained for disappointments and the ability to overcome these disappointments. We are the ones who shall teach the others to “Never Ever Ever Give Up”.

Least and not least don’t feel sorry for yourself and smile – it really helps

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8 thoughts on “7 Tips for Living Successfully with Dyslexia

  • July 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm
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    Thank you for sharing how you have learned to cope with dyslexia. I have been working in the reading publishing field for many years and have worked with hundreds of dyslexic adults. I find that most of them are very resilient and extremely bright. You might find the following resource very helpful as you strive to stay abreast of new technologies http://www.readinghorizonsathome.com. Good luck to you.

  • September 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm
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    This post is good encouragement! 🙂 I may very well link to it in the near future!

  • November 19, 2010 at 8:30 am
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    Greetings I recently finished reading through through your blog as well as I’m very impressed. I do have a couple questions for you personally however. Do you think you’re thinking about doing a follow-up submitting about this? Will you be going to keep bringing up-to-date as well?

    • November 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
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      Thanks for your greetings…

      We are always open to suggestions for new blogs and updates to existing ones…

      Thanks, Ofer

  • January 28, 2011 at 11:25 pm
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    I like your comment of never give up. However—- I’m at that point of giving up and quitting graduate school. I am approved for accomodations at my school, but when I tried to access these, many instructors refused, despite intervention from the dean. Some relented but have made it a point to remind me of how inconvenient this is. I’ve never experienced this…not in grade school, high school, undergrad, or in my career. All provided help when needed. But now I’m caught in the middle of personality wars among faculty, student life, the dean, etc etc concerning the rights of disabled students. I’m too depressed to study because I know I will fail. I’m just tired of fighting over this.

    • February 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm
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      Hi,

      We selected the “never ever give up” motto as we know that sometimes we as dyslexics find ourselves at a great disadvantage, not always understood or supported by others. If you give up, it will be very difficult reversing that decision. My recommendation – fight on and just don’t give up…

      Good luck, Ofer

  • April 24, 2012 at 10:56 am
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    Wow. Fascinating. The mind certainly is a mysetry, isn’t it? My idea of a hero is someone who can get their eyes off their own weaknesses and work with their strengths to help others. Michael is awesome, isn’t he? Take care, Spring

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