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Subject: Re: Depression and Dyslexia

Neil Alexander-Passe (Happy)
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Date Posted: 15:05:21 01/24/11 Mon
In reply to: Valerie 's message, "Re: Depression and Dyslexia" on 22:30:10 03/03/10 Wed

Dyslexia and depression is a really interesting subject, and a subject close to my heart, as a dyslexic myself who struggled in school. So much so, that I began to do research into this, studying 29 dyslexic adults, 22 had depression.

You can read this research in my book 'Dyslexia and Depression: The Hidden Sorrow', or look at my research on my website: www.dyslexia-research.com

I found that the depression that dyslexics develop comes from how the deal with a inhospitable world that values reading and writing above all other skills.

As a designer by training, I know that there are so many other skills that dyslexics can use to gain self-worth.

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Elaine (Questioning)
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Date Posted: 10:26:29 02/19/11 Sat

I have only now, after 47 years, decided to face my dyslexia. It has kept me from moving forward and chasing my dreams.
My occupations have always been in the retail field, it allows me to communicate with people one on one, rather than focus on skills. My love for people and my need to others has moved me back to college. My first test in reading an A, my second was a D. I almost died.... identifying a topic sentence. This for someone who can't organize your thoughts has me going crazy. I will not fail. I'd love some advice in how I might strengthen my skills,
and appreciate any suggestions.

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Date Posted: 14:27:07 03/04/11 Fri

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Date Posted: 22:24:09 10/28/11 Fri

To everyone who is in college or who plans on going back to college,I highly recommend the use of the school's writing center. I will also suggest the use of a close and reliable friend who you can confine in without disregard of rejection to edit your papers. I personally used my mother through undergrad, but I try really hard for her not to check my work while I'm in my master's program because I want to see my academic growth without her assistance. However, the on campus "free" writing services on campus are a huge help. They won't only help you but provide explainations to why something may be wrong. I also would suggest to plan ahead, schedule down time and go back to edit your work. If you rush to complete assignments you will look over simple mistakes. Read aloud to yourself and you may notice that what you said may not be what is written. These tips have helped me through the years. Hope this helps!

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