Okay! So, I am working on a project this semester (hopefully, as long as I can sell the idea to my professor within this next week). For it, I will be making a video on the pros and cons of Dyslexia. But, this being a senior college course, I have to do a bit of research. AND, if some of you are willing to help, a small survey! Now, I doubt I'll get a lot of responses to this (though maybe you'll surprise me), so maybe it isn't so much a survey and more of an interview.
I need any of you willing folks who know that you have Dyslexia to answer the following questions. You don't have to give your real name or anything, I just need some data to base some of my own theories on.
If you yourself don't have dyslexia, but you have a friend or family member who does and is willing to do this, that would be amazing! If I don't get ANY responses, don't sweat it guys, I'll manage.
Please post your answers to these questions below this journal OR send them to me in a private note as soon as you can. THANK YOU!
- What areas of your everyday life does your dyslexia effect the most?
- If you are currently in school, what subjects give you the most trouble? And if you are out of school, what subjects DID give you trouble back in the day?
- Have you found ways to adapt to all or some of those subjects?
- Do/Did you have trouble learning how to read? If so, what does/did it feel like?
- Is it easy, hard, or "impossible" for you to tell time on a non-digital clock?
- On a scale from 1 to 5, do you think in pictures? (1 being "no, not at all" and 5 being "yes! Constantly!")
- Are you good with directions, or do you get lost ALL the time?
- How does math make you feel? Do you like it, or is it the exact opposite?
- Do you know of any other people in your family that have it?
- Do you find that schools accommodate well for people with dyslexia, or do you think that they sort of just leave you in the dust?
- What SKILLS would you say stem from you having dyslexia?
- What are/were you best/favorite subjects in school?
- Do you find concentrating easy, or are you "daydreaming" at every opportunity?
- How does knowing you have dyslexia make you feel? Do you see it as a hindrance, or a gift?
- How much do you know about dyslexia, outside of your own experiences?
That'll do, I think. Again, I won't give your names (not even your online ones). Dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of, and I am VERY dyslexic, so I know what it feels like. I want this project to better explain and stand up for those of us with this so-called "disability", and I have found that people are genuinely curious. I hope some of you can help me! THANK YOU!