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Truth About Dyslexia

558 EpisodesProduced by Stephen MartinWebsite

Welcome to The Truth About Dyslexia podcast, up to 20% of the population being dyslexic (at some level) - I wanted to share my journey, what I am learning, doing and understanding to see if it can help other adult dyslexics.This is not the reading and writing stuff but what it actually means. Enjoy.


Doubtful about my dyslexia

Jody from Canada asks - My question is regarding dyslexia and imposter syndrome.

I recently found out (by pure chance) that there is a very high probability that I am dyslexic... although my wife thought it was obvious and thought always knew.

I don't have an official diagnosis because it costs several thousand dollars in Canada, but I've done what seems like 100 online tests and I nail them all. Top of the class.

Since discovering my dyslexia and understanding what it is/does, my life has taken a surprisingly damatic and fast turn for the better. Yet still, I find periods where, without a diagnosis, I doubt my dyslexia... like, no I'm not dyslexic because of x,y,z.

1) I was very good at school... when actually, I was good at certain subjects and benefited from absent teachers in English, geography, and languages.

2) the "elephant" question in dyslexia tests. I always answer no, because I don't have trouble writing that word. But when I get to spelling helicopter, or hippopotamus... forget about it. Sometimes when auto-fill does not know what I'm trying to say it feels like I'm alone in a large empty room, randomly typing in guess letters until auto-fill throws me a life line.

There's more, but despite all this I am constantly doubtful about my dyslexia. It's causing me to fear "coming out" as a dyslexic in fear of being outded as a hypochondriac. I also have a serious fear of actually finding out I'm not dyslexic and losing my super power. It's a lot of ups and downs.

I've looked it up and can't find anyone talking about doubting their dyslexia, so I guess my question is... is this a normal feeling? Does it go away?

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