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Date Posted: 05:51:31 12/31/11 Sat
Firstly, I really want to applaud your bravery, you are being so bold in personal honesty, many people shy away from this but you are tackling it head on - you sound a very super person!
I don't know how the referral system works in USA, but in UK it tends to be schools and colleges / universities that support students with a different learning style (that's all dyslexia is, a different way of learning, people with dyslexia don't fail, often schools etc fail students for inflexible teaching that doesn't reach all class).
I would hope there was a confidential chain of support within your new learning environment, that can reasure you, that can call upon professionals (educational psychologists in UK) that can help identify all your many brilliant strengths and advise upon areas of difficulty.
Please do not feel overwhelmed, the more stress you feel, the more your memory will let you down, the more you begin to doubt yourself the more your subconscious mind will be recreating a negative opinion of yourself.
Please become a good kind loving friend to you, if there was a friend of yours struggling this way - you would be there to support and love them, please be this friend to yourself. You define who you are, don't let tiredness, fear, or dyslexia or anything tell you who you are, they may influence how you are, but they are NOT who you are.
You sound a truly remarkable person, I wish you peace, strength and a very happy life.
Please find a trusted person to liase with (teacher , counsellor, other professional) who can lead you through this process.
All my love to you.
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