Strange version of Dyslexia

I have been told for the last year the reading problem I have is a form of Dyslexia. Hearing that doesn't make me feel like I am stupid trying to read. I don't turn things around but I blur out the next sentence of whatever I am reading and go two lines down instead of following the sentences as they are printed. Does anyone else have this problem?

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  • try this when reading a book use a note card and audio version of the book so that you can hear the sentences as you read them

  • If I use audio books I fall asleep I need the book in front of me. I get bored easily with books on tape.

  • Yes I do. I struggle with the contrast again black and white and with serf fonts.

    I wear coloured lens to help with this and they have changed my life.

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  • I've heard of people having that sort of problem. My problem is being able to get to the end of a sentence or paragraph without having to go back to the beginning over and over again - it does sort of blur out. I think it is my particular processing issue. Like you I rarely turn things around. You sound pretty typical. I do wonder if our processing issues can change over time as well! Very best wishes too!

  • I have that problem to. I don't comprehend very well do to my mental disability. So its a win or lose with both of the reading problems I have.

  • I have found overlays useful and not too expensive. Also useful as a line marker ie put under the line you are reading.

  • I have done that for years but some times it doesn't work my eyes go under what ever I use to mark what line I am on. That is the frustration part of it all.

  • Those are symptoms of a visual processing difficulty called Irlen Syndrome. Dyslexia is more to do with sound discrimination and linking sounds to letters.

  • The irlen glasses have changed my life.

    One thing that helps me, is my kindle. I have changed the settings, so that I use different font, larger and double line spacing. I also changed the background lighting. I can actually read comfortably, without my glasses

  • you could have trouble in scanning. The brain follows text in a certain way, you may scan the text differently leading to these problems. I think you can get eye training programmes which can help. You could have meares irlen syndrome which can lead to this kind of effect. Coloured glasses could help

  • I use a blank sheet of paper to cover up the bottom part of the page and just slide the paper down as I'm reading. It works well and is a trick I use in conjunction with listening to books on tape.

  • No two dyslexics are alike. Most dyslexics don't have the classic problem of letters flipping. I lose my place too and wind up on the wrong line. I've had other dyslexics mention the same problem. I found a bookmark is a huge help. It keeps my mind focused on the sentence I'm trying to read. A bookmark would slow up "muggles" (normal people) but it helps me read faster. It might help you...or maybe not (see first sentence.)

  • Yes I know I use that trick a lot or a piece of paper

  • what you have just described is called Irlen Syndrome it can be asociated to Dyslexia, all three of my childre (who are in there 30's now) have Dyslexia and so does their father and my daghter and one of my son's has Irlen Syndrome yo can be tested for this now by some specialist Opticianns I don't mean places like Specsavers yo can go to and do a short self test good luck

  • I have never heard of that but I will do some research on it. Because I have had this problem my whole life but no one has ever tested me they just blame my eye site on this problem.

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