Hi, thanks for reading!
I'm 27, I was diagnosed as dyslexic when I was 12 and when I was 19 at university to assess if I need support with dyslexia.
Problem is I loose things all the time so I don't know where these assessment are! That's besides the point anyway.
I read slowly, but I'm used to that, I've learnt to find a way scan for key words on a page to keep up with everyone else. It's 90% accurate.... Sometimes I don't get enough imformation but dyslexic or not if I tell them I'm still reading they loose patience so I have to do that. I'm not all that fussed about it.
My spelling and handwriting is kinda the same, I write slowly and make mistakes like put on the wrong letter or write words twice. My spelling isn't too embarrassing to me because if I write at my own pace and not get rushed I spell probably as well as most adults! It's the weird mistakes (writing words twice etc) which embarrasses me.
This still isn't the main issue!
The main issue is numbers, I never remember pass codes/PIN numbers. I have to use this tablet in work, and I have to remember a 4 digit code to get on it! But no matter how many times I'm told it I forget it! But even that isn't the worst part!
The worst part is I have targets to hit each day I'm in, and hats crap but the problem is my dyslexia literally stops me. I have to manually type in my personal till number each time to do a sale. I know my till number, but I have his thing with mixing 5 and 2 up. In my last shift I lost £200 in sales to someone else because I typed in a 2 when I should of put in 5. I don't know what to do anymore with this, I'm humiliated everytime when I explain what I've done. Non of them know I'm dyslexic because I fear it sounds like an excuse. I come across as intelligent and all my life when I make dyslexic mistakes people *always* say I'm being careless or lazy. Even when I say it's my dyslexia.
How can I stop this damned 2 and 5 mix up!!!!!
Thanks for reading,