Q1 How old were you, when you realised you had difficulty with reading and spelling. And was there any other areas in your time in education that you found difficult e.g. math lesson, day dreaming?
1: Can't remember an exact age but found it difficult to read in primary school but had no idea why. Most hated reading aloud and still find it difficult to this day.
Q2 Do you have other disabilities along with dyslexia, e.g. dyspraxia?
Q3 Did you receive a statement for your dyslexia, if so how old were you?
3:Yes. At the age of 33
Q4 What support have you ever received for dyslexia?
4: Only support in further education. Specialised computer and equipment, disabled support tutor and reader.
Q5 Do you feel there is enough support within your communities for children and adults coping with dyslexia? if no why ?
5:No. Has in my case it should have been pick up much earlier which would have made my education experience more enjoyable.
Q6 What would you like to see in the future for those coping with dyslexia?
6:Dyslexia should be picked up at an early stage and children should be supported in whatever learning style suits them to make an equal start for children.
Q7 Name some of your gifts that has come along with having dyslexia, and what has it taught you?
7: Good at listening and being able to simplify complex information. Being creative with ways of communicating. Taught me patience when reading and not to get too frustrated. To be more thorough when taking in information and to be brave to question what I don't understand. This has only come with experience and coping when my dyslexia was not diagnosed as such.