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I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.
I was dyslexic, so I was put in the silly class at school.
Being dyslexic, I was told that I was an idiot all the time.
I was dyslexic, so math and formulas were not necessarily my strong suit.
James Van Der Beek
The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem.
I'm dyslexic, I have attention-deficit disorder, and I've got something like a hereditary tremor.
It caused more problems as a young kid, because the simple process of perceiving words on a piece of paper was hard for me. Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards. They don't see things backwards.
I wasn't dyslexic, I was just very slow. I passed my time daydreaming.
That said, being dyslexic, I wasn't a great reader when I was kid.
If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
If you are dyslexic, your eyes work fine, your brain works fine, but there is a little short circuit in the wire that goes between the eye and the brain. Reading is not a fluid process.
Now, where does my comedy come from, like, as a human being? Yeah, when I was a kid I was dyslexic and had to go to special-ed every day and felt stupid about that and got very witty to defend myself.
I'm quite dyslexic in school.
I was dyslexic before anybody knew what dyslexia was. I was called 'slow'. It's an awful feeling to think of yourself as 'slow' - it's horrible.
I was very active but I was dyslexic and had a really hard time at school.
I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness.'
I picked up reading late because I grew up dyslexic. When I went to college, a friend who was a big reader got me started on a number of writers, including Hemingway.
I'm a human being, I'm not a machine. I'm 72. I'm dyslexic.
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