Hi guys! My name is Jo Crawford and for my Extended Project Qualification I am making a documentary on whether the education system puts dyslexics at a disadvantage. As a dyslexic myself I have felt as though I have never been able to achieve my goals in school due to receiving no specialist help for my dyslexia and have been frequently put down by the common misconception that dyslexia means I'm "dumb."
So what I am asking you guys is this: I would really appreciate if you lovely dyslexic people out there could drop me a message, answering these following questions:
- Have you been diagnosed as being dyslexic, and when were you (if not please state)
- Do you feel as though you have received appropriate support for your dyslexia in school, and examples
- Have you felt as though you haven't received any support in areas in school, and examples
- Have you ever been mistreated for being dyslexic, (for example when teachers say that "you're not trying" when actually you just can't understand what they're telling you - down to your dyslexia)
- How does it make you feel when you're put down for being dyslexic/ not being able to keep up with your peers/ not reach your maximum potential - or if not please say
- What do you think should be done to overcome these issues in schools
Thank you so much - at a later I will be creating a survey with these questions in and sending it out on a mass scale, however I would much prefer to get an idea as to how big problem is before going out guns blazing!