Trudy

Hello my name is Trudy-Ann, and it's nice to meet you. I am struggling pretty hard with my dyslexia. During my time at primary/secondary school I didn't receive the help I deserved. I knew something was wrong but I didn't really understood what it was and no one or teacher took the time to understand my learning needs, so eventually I left school with poor qualifications. I am now a 25 year old woman attending my local college studying Health and Human Science. My dream is to become a neonatologist (baby's doctor). This is tough, sometimes I feel like giving up since it's so hard but, I know this is what I want so I keep going on.

Also I hope to create a channel where I talk about my journey as a dyslexic in school on how I overcome some of my challenges, and to hopefully give advice and support to other dyslexic. I am open to any advice or support, thank you. ☺️

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Hi Trudy. Check out facebook.com/toebytoe/ Any literate person can help you learn to read with this little book...

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Are the collage helpful? At university you can get extra support like laptops and software to aid you (not sure about collage, but something to bare in mind for later on). I struggled through a masters without a diagnosis then I was diagnosed and just completed my teacher training, it was hard but I got there. Stick at it and ask for help when you need it :)

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oh wow!! You went all the way to masters, well done I'm so happy for you. I'm on my last year in college I'm so nervous about university I'm so hoping that I will at least get into one of my choices ☺️ Your comment has made my day, thank you x

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Thank you. Oh don’t be! Lots of dyslexics go to uni (you generally just don’t know), follow your dreams :) x

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Isit bad to say that i honestly feel like giving up. I don't want to it sound like I'm feeling sorry for myself or anything , but I think I could probably have something that is far beyond dyslexia. I mean my understanding of things is so immature it hurts. Becoming a neonatologist is something I would deeply appreciate if happens, but it is so challenging at college right now my head hurts. *sigh* last year I did a BTEC level 2 in science and I am so disappointed though all that hard work I put in, I still ended up getting a pass. I know people in my class thinks I'm not intelligent.

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Doesn't matter what others think, truly. You passed - that's fine. You are building a base of knowledge for yourself. It will take time but you are making progress - your own way.

I have to work so much harder than everyone else in my studies, and I find even understanding the instructions difficult. But that is because the instructions are not made for dyslexic learners - it's not because I am dumb. For assignments I talk it through with my tutor now. I found out that when I need support, I need to be clear about what I am asking for - be specific. So, for example, it might be just going over the instructions for an assignment with my tutor and asking questions. It can be talking through a first draft of an assignment.

In the past I felt immature too, because everyone seemed to understand what they were being told to do, but for me it wasn't obvious at all! That's because we see things differently. From my point of view the instruction was not at all obvious. 'Immaturity' can also mean you have a fresh way of looking at things - like a child - not rigid and conformist. Go with it and keep travelling!

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Dyslexic Advantage has a back to school issue with tips and apps available for students. It is a pdf so it will take a few minutes to download.

dyslexicadvantage.org/wp-co...

Another app I love is Word Talk. It reads Word documents back to you. It's great for proofreading. If you are like me, I often read what I thought I wrote. It's from the University of Edinburgh and it's free.

wordtalk.org.uk/download/

I live on the other side of the world so I don't know the hoops one has to jump through in the UK. However I got a college degree even though my high school records said I would never make it. Ha! In your face school board!

You should make a great baby doctor. Dyslexics tend to be more sensitive to visual cues and your patients can't talk yet. Being able to diagnose a medical condition is far more important than being able to spell its name.

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Don't ever give up Trudy-Ann, keep your eye on that target of becoming a neonatologist. I'm 86 now and have only recently reaslised that I have been dyslexic since long before the term was invented. Not only that, I also had a very bad stammer as well. I did wonder why I had to work four times harder than my peers to achive anything near the same results. I left school aged 14 with no qualifcations and it took me until I was 31 before I reached the stage that you are at now. You are close to were you will be able to show that your good qualities far exceed the drawbacks you have had to overcome and you will then leave your peers far behind, as I did.

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Isit bad to say that i honestly feel like giving up. I don't want to it sound like I'm feeling sorry for myself or anything , but I think I could probably have something that is far beyond dyslexia. I mean my understanding of things is so immature it hurts. Becoming a neonatologist is something I would deeply appreciate if happens, but it is so challenging at college right now my head hurts. *sigh* last year I did a BTEC level 2 in science and I am so disappointed though all that hard work I put in, I still ended up getting a pass. I know people in my class thinks I'm not intelligent.

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