If you’re not familiar with dyslexia it can be simplified down to difficulties with reading and spelling, although this is reducing a very complex learning difficulty into a few words and by no means does the challenges it creates justice.
Rather surprisingly, about half the people on my degree were dyslexic, myself included. For context I did my undergraduate degree in creative and professional writing, so not the place you’d expect to find a bunch of dyslexic people.
As expected, a degree program with writing in the title also came with a lot of reading, something I know that many of us struggled with, but we made it though and even after we graduated many of us remain to be avid readers.
After many conversations with my peers about it, there are a few tips that have helped us that I can pass on in the hope of helping someone else with dyslexia with their reading journey.
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For the past five months I’ve swapped over from using traditional paper books to a Kindle. I was gifted a Kindle Paperwhite off a family member for Christmas. They’d knew that since being at Uni I was struggling to read as much as I liked due to having to watch my spending far more carefully than when I was home with a job. I could no longer splurge out on a bunch off books.
I’d been debating getting a Kindle for some time, but never got round to it. I felt like I wouldn’t be a proper bookworm if I went over to the dark side and stopped reading physical books as much. But now that I had one I paid no attention to those thoughts and went on reading as mornal.
I never expected anything to change when I switched over to using a Kindle however, within a few weeks I found some odd changes in how I read and my general reading experiences. A few months have passes and I’ve started to read the odd paper book every now and then (usually when I’m borrowing one off a family member) and I found my whole perspective on reading changed. It’s something I wanted to share with you all today as a lot of the time when people talk about Kindles and other forms of eBooks, they’re being compared to your traditional paper books and not being looked at alone. It’s not often people talk about them without trying to sway you either to buy one or to persward you they’re not real books.
Today I’m not going to be doing either of them, instead I’m going to tell you about how using a Kindle taught me about reading.
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It’s been far too long since I’ve done one of these posts. Life has been a tad manic with Christmas and January assignments. There hasn’t been all that many opportunity’s for me just to sit down and think. But now what I’ve got a few minuets to myself, I think it’s time to revisit this series.
If you’re new to this then don’t worry, the title is very self explanatory. Throughout the past year I’ve been creating a collection of things I’m grateful for. They don’t make the most exciting blog posts in the world but I like taking the time out to be thankful for what I have, and I always encourage you guys to let me know in the comments three things you’re currently grateful for.
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