Monday, 7 January, 2013 - 16:03
Mairead Mcloughlin -
Hello Eveyone I like to share this with you all
(I won't spell check anything as I want people to see real me!)
I am a 30 year old Lady and I found out I got Dyslexia and dyspracia.
I was tested when I was 20 at college I was then told i was dyslexic and then tested at 28 for dysprica.
The early years...
I rember as a young child propley primary school age I found it very hard to write my full name and address and when I did mange to rember it at around 11 years again I would always start in the middle of the page and write down words not accross the page from the margain following the lines but down the page (very much like the boy who started to get ill in my left foot a old film)
I had regualer meetings at time with as I am older relise were child pycoagists.
I rember maths was the hardest thing for me to get my head round and I would always have to stay behind and finish what I was working on while my play mates went off for play time.
As you can ingine this rocked my confedenice I was taken out of class for extra lessons in maths in smaller class but never helped it just didn't click.
Before going up to big school the teachers decied to move me to the bigger class to make friends before I went to big school as you can again imagine this only made things worse for me I feel behind even more esspelecily when we had weekly time tables test mine were usualy 0-10 or if I was lucky 1-10.
So many many memoires where to start at the begining I think I went into big school with my class from primary school by then they formed there groups of friends and I was an outcasted totaly pushed out and exculed!
Everything was new and big and for me scarey I had my tutor group to go into and was bombared with loads infomation then we went off to our home groups.
I was relived to find myself not the only one who was STUPID (at time I thought this) my fellow class mates some them coun't even read or write we all formed a tight pack and no one mocked anyone else we became a family all having different difficulites in different ways.
As time went on more more people came into our class and we welcomed them but as time went on and I feel more and more behind in my work.
I begain to ask questions like why I and my other class mates who I now relise had serve dyslexia and dysprica were getting no help with our coursework, GCSE work or extra lesson's I was told buy my Year head that the pupils who were prodicted A-B GCSE will get extra support to keep good name school up.
From the day I went to big school to the day I left with no GCSE at 16 I was sujected to such servere bulling,name calling,hit,things thrown at me even teachers called me names.
Everyday I complained that myself and my class mates needed more help in our lessons everyday it was pussed under the carpet in the end I stoped learning and just keeped my head down and let the abuse wash over me.
I left a very depressed downtroddedn 16 year old girl.
But the one thing they didn't kick out of me was my self pride.
I left big school and went into part time work in a restrant and did a college coure whitch I completed when I was doing my college course I was asked if I have ever been tested for dylexica they tested me and told me I was dylexic I rember like it was yestarday the relife I felt I WASEN'T STUPID!
I was one of the lucky one's as I have always had alot of self belif and if someones say's you can't well try stop me.
I knew at a young age I wanted to work with people with learning disabilites and was very lucky to get full time job at age of 16 in a lovely care home this job sent me on my futcher carrer path.
As well as working I went to adult night classes to do english and maths and passed again with flying clothers
Inbetween my full time job.
I'm now 30 I resently wanted to put the pass behind me so I wrote a letter and posted it to the school I had so many unhappy memorys of I hope it got to the ented person.
I now hold a responiable posion at work I have had many jobs most them in care field but did take a year out and worked for a gas company I was proud to say I was the first female trainnie heating enjerire in england.
this didn't work out due to my learning disabilites but at least I tryed it.
At the moment I am studing for a dipolma quification and in my current care job have achived lots of differnt quilcfication I also attend adult college for my maths and my tutor is lovey.
I never never give up if someone says you can't do It I will fight on my belly till I acvive it.
I do hope my story spelling mistakes, bad grammer none puncation and all has maybye inspired you to fight for your right's or your child's right's DON'T EVER BE SECOND BEST!
I sure don't let meyself be..
Thanks for taking the time to read my rant!