8 tips to surviving Grad School with Dyslexia

8 tips to Surviving Grad School with Dyslexia

Earning a PHD is hard. REALLY hard. My advisor recently told me that if I ever met someone who had an easy time writing their dissertation, they were lying. This is a process that is supposed to fundamentally alter your thought processes.…
My Dyslexia Story ends with a PhD!

My Dyslexia Story ends with a PhD!

A brief story of how I eventually learned I was Dyslexic – and the power of songs to make sense of words. Struggling during the Early Years I always knew there was something different about me. I was in 5th grade and I still had problems…
You are NOT dumb! Dyslexia

Advice to my 10-year-old dyslexic self

Not too long ago, Dyslexia Blogger’s John Hicks sent me this tweet: I'm curious what advice would you give to your 10 year old self about? I have to admit I was at a loss for words and advice because I am so used to thinking about…
The-Dyslexic-Imposter-Complex

The Dyslexic Imposter Complex

The Dyslexic Imposter Complex is a phrase I coined several years ago describing an internal dynamic which I see in myself and what many other persons with dyslexia report. This is the collision of two observations that we have made about…
A clean mental slate to start on

A clean mental slate to start on

I don’t really mention my dyslexia for quite a few reasons, the main reason being that in general there is sill an “oh..so you’re stupid” connotation attached to it, which quite frankly makes my blood boil. (I’ve even heard Dyslexia…
Succes

“I’m not successful in spite of dyslexia, I’m successful because of it”

There are a few things to keep in mind of course. Not all dyslexics can necessarily take advantage of the gifts that dyslexia brings. If you have no passion, ambition or confidence, having dyslexia is of no benefit. Here is a summary of my…
Dyslexia - A hidden disability

Dyslexia – a hidden disability

For several years now, I have been meaning to put pen to paper, or I suppose finger to keyboard (I’ll expand on this later) to write about my experiences and life as a severe sufferer of dyslexia in the hope that it will give others…
Dyslexia

What is the best thing about being dyslexic?

- "I discovered how to learn on my own - "Extra time in exam" - "Creativity, humor, special skills, concentration on something you love." - "The way we see solutions that others may not see. We think outside of the box or we may not even…
Motivation

How do you motivate yourself to keep going in school?

- "I love what I do and have plans for the future. I have the best (also dyslexic) teacher I could ever want! I have good frienss in school, and they are on my side, even though only a few know about my dyslexia. I just love doing music all…
School

How does dyslexia affect you in everyday life and school?

Thses are answers for dyslexic themself. - "I'm studying music in college in Finland at the moment. In many situations I feel my imagination is alot better than my peers, and I think of good ways to do things people are struggling with. (Mostly…