Patient Comments: Dyslexia - Causes


What was the cause of you or someone you knows dyslexia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: MarthaBT, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 20

I was thrown out of the car in an accident when I was 7 months pregnant. My obstetrician examined me and said he was ok. When my son was born the doctors had to work on him for several minutes before he could breathe normally. The cord had been wrapped around his neck while in my womb. He had several ear infections and infections in his urinary tract with high fever. Perhaps these things contributed to his dyslexia. His first grade teacher recognized his problem immediately. We had him tested and it was confirmed that he had dyslexia.

Comment from: Hello poeple, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 10

My daughter has dyslexia and she was struggling with it badly since she was about 10, but the weird thing was to me that she was brilliant at sport and her IQ levels were very high especially with sport, art, and math, and just a very good understanding of life. But her spelling was quite low in the class and she was spelling words wrong when they were really short. I didn't do much about it but then I researched it and I went to get a test and it came back that she had it badly, but we both have learned to cope with it.

Comment from: CNSMACK, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

I am 39 years old. I have not been formally diagnosis with dyslexia. I found out when I was 17 years old. I had a work study job and I kept putting in the wrong numbers in for data entry or filing the files in the wrong place by numbers. My supervisor explained to me what I had because her husband had the same thing. I was truly relieved that someone know what was wrong with me. Then I realized I had so much trouble with handwriting, spelling, storytelling, typing, reading, and much more. Sorry to say that it does not get any easier the older I get; it seems that I make more mistakes daily. I feel bad all the time especially at work. Thank goodness my boss understands that I am dyslexic but other people don't. I feel like my brain has to fight 1000 times harder than an average person. I get so tired, then ashamed because I really don't know. I will continue to hope for better understanding.

Comment from: CJ68135, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

My dyslexia was found at a very young age. My mother knew there was an issue when I could not tell which hand was my left and which was my right. She was fantastic -- the ever problem solver! She got me a ring and used a word association, "a ring goes on the right hand." Then there have always been the letter reversals and I hated to read and I hated math!

Comment from: Edwin, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 29

I am 69 years of age and i did not find out that i had Dyslexia until i was 50 years old. Can you think of all the things that I had to go through in my life. I do not know where to began, but I wish that someone could have helped me, so i just had to do this problem myself. I could of had a better life, and this Dyslexia cost me a life time of bad decisions.If their anyone who can help me to find out if i could get government support for my learning disability in Canada. I had to do and hide a lot of things that I had no idea what Dyslexia was or was all about, BUT i new there was something wrong with me, like i said it cost me a life time of bad decisions. I have with me a dictionary book all the time. Sorry if i misspell some words.

Comment from: dolly, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 29

My son was just diagnosed with dyslexia, he is turning 10 this year. He is at new school. He is unable to read but he is very good in typing words and sentences and very good in mathematics. I'm so overwhelmed about the situation, I don't know how to deal or approach it.

Comment from: tears, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 15

My cousin has had dyslexia all her life. She had to be held back in the 5th grade because of it. She was also diagnosed last year with a tumor in her right leg. They had to surgically remove it. She is fine now, but still is struggling with dyslexia in the 8th grade. However, she is at least one year above her grade in reading.

Comment from: Dyslexic dude, 7-12 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

I found out I was dyslexic when I was 8, but no one really believes me--not even my teacher. Only a couple of friends who have been dyslexic longer than I have believe me. They've helped me through this school year.


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