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Are dyslexic people stupid? O.o

666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/07/01 06:11:21
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I mean, I get called stupid all the time for it...............
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  • Apache 2012/07/01 10:31:44 (edited)
    No.
    Apache
    +7
    Dyslexia impacts on learning however targeted teaching strategies provide compensatory interventions. Dyslexia is not correlated with IQ, just like any individual IQ dyslexics spans the bell curve.

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  • Kezzi Morris 2013/06/12 21:25:19
    No.
    Kezzi Morris
    Nope
  • steve~pwcm~jla 2012/07/18 19:38:19
    No.
    steve~pwcm~jla
    +1
    I am dyslexic. I have a BS in Business Computer Science an Associate Degree in Applied Electronics both from a notable university in SE Texas. I also have my Masters Peace Officer License from TCLEOSE. I am also my units sniper.
  • in vino veritas 2012/07/09 11:03:37
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/07/02 17:59:05
    No.
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +1
    it's a legit thing; it has nothing to do with smartness
  • ruth brown Siniste... 2012/07/04 08:49:54
    ruth brown
    ok
  • Jimbo 2012/07/02 14:04:17 (edited)
    No.
    Jimbo
    +1
    I think they're smarter. They just learn different.
  • David William 2012/07/02 07:56:04
    No.
    David William
    +1
    However reading well is something that takes actual practice. 10 to 40 books a year. I think in a nation of non-readers that people have attached a normalcy to dyslexia. It sucks because I imagine that if you actually suffered from it, the seriousness of the condition has been diminished by the fact that there are so many bad readers out there.
  • Walt 2012/07/02 06:57:22
    No.
    Walt
    +3
    Dyslexic people aren't stupid, but many of us come across that way because a lot of us don't learn coping mechanisms so that others are unaware that our minds work differently.
  • ruth brown Walt 2012/07/02 13:24:07 (edited)
    ruth brown
    +3
    i am dyslexic at 33 and i can drive a car and i can help my son with his home work and i got all my grades in music
  • Walt ruth brown 2012/07/02 16:31:07
    Walt
    +3
    I'm glad I came back to this poll, since SH didn't put a notification of your response in My Happenings.

    I'm dyslexic. It took me forever to learn a lot of the things others learned in early grades in school. I was sent to a special Reading Lab with special equipment that helped me learn to deal with my problem. Back then, there wasn't even a word or a diagnosis for it, but they recognized that I wrote a lot of letters backwards and spelled words with the correct letters in scrambled order. (This represented my thought processes.) Sending me to that lab helped me learn to overcome my problem to the point that no one was aware of it but me.

    My basic coping mechanism these days is to check and re-check absolutely everything I do over and over again.
  • ruth brown Walt 2012/07/04 08:51:18
    ruth brown
    +1
    thank you
  • MkB Walt 2012/07/09 07:46:32 (edited)
    MkB
    +2
    I'm dyslexic. I went through grade school taking both remedial and advanced courses. I graduated in the 4th quartile out of over 600 students. Some times I think I was promotionally passed from grade to grade. I did exceptionally better in college, but it came with a 'burned-out' price. College is where I learned I was learning disabled.

    Through my school years I studied extremely hard on my subjects. Which is why I get ticked when I see people who don't give a damn about learning at least how to spell.
  • Walt MkB 2012/07/09 08:03:38
    Walt
    +2
    I am fortunate in a lot of ways and I suspect you are too. I thank God for the gifts he has given me. I suspect the dyslexia may be linked to my intelligence. This is a fair trade, I think. Given a choice, I wouldn't have it any other way.
  • MkB Walt 2012/07/09 08:13:54
    MkB
    +2
    I too feel fortunate. I sure wish my math ability was better. My family excelled in the subject.
  • Walt MkB 2012/07/09 08:16:47
    Walt
    +2
    You may have never had a decent math teacher. I didn't have one until I was in college and even then, I only had one.
  • basketcase<3 2012/07/02 04:04:58
  • Erin V. 2012/07/02 02:00:15
    No.
    Erin V.
    +1
    why would u think that?????
  • 666_Mag... Erin V. 2012/07/02 02:48:14
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Because people call me stupid all the time because of it. O.o
  • Erin V. 666_Mag... 2012/07/02 02:50:42
    Erin V.
    +1
    LIKE I TELL MY LITTLE BROTHER WITH AUSTISM...UR NOT STUPID UR DIFFERENT
  • ruth brown 666_Mag... 2012/07/02 14:18:20
    ruth brown
    +1
    you not stupid i am dyslexica too
  • ruth brown Erin V. 2012/07/02 14:06:55
    ruth brown
    +1
    i am dyslexic i can help my with his home work and i can drive a car and i am carer for my husband
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/07/01 23:51:21
    No.
    Jack's Pearl
    +1
    It has nothing to do with intelligence. People who don't understand why you get mixed up reading something or trying to write it out may think you lack intelligence, not understanding you have dyslexia. But you ARE NOT STUPID.
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/07/01 21:53:52
    No.
    Elaine Magliacane
    +1
    They DO have a hard time learning to read... my younger brother has this problem, in fact his trouble learning to read was how his problem was discovered. He learn how to read, and can read music now too... and he's quite smart if I do say so myself.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/07/01 21:53:34
    No.
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    it does not affect your intellegence
  • Fran-Halen 2012/07/01 21:37:50
    No.
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    Just no. You are one smart individual.
  • cynsity 2012/07/01 20:58:47
    No.
    cynsity
    +1
    Of course not. MAny of the worlds certified geniouses have some form of Dyslexia. How intellegent or not you are has more to do with your interests and your learning styles as well as if you are with educators who can teach the way you learn. Always remember stupid is realitive and everyone is a little stupid about something
  • keeper 2012/07/01 20:55:44
    No.
    keeper
    +1
    I have known 2, and neither one was any where close to stupid even though they had trouble reading.
  • Dee 2012/07/01 20:41:01
    No.
    Dee
    +1
    Are dyslexic people stupid? Absolutely not! Many are more intelligent than so called 'normal' people.
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/07/01 19:49:35
    No.
    flyingseaturtle BN
    +1
    They just see things differently ;-)
  • Kim(: 2012/07/01 18:36:10
    No.
    Kim(:
  • DarkStorm1976 2012/07/01 18:27:11 (edited)
    No.
    DarkStorm1976
    +1
    Dyslexic's tend to have much higher IQ's to compensate
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/07/01 17:51:50
    No.
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +1
    They're not stupid just because of the way they see things. A good majority of non-dyslexic people are pretty stupid, though.
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/07/01 17:50:13
    No.
    Dwight PWCM
    +1
    I know several very intelligent people with dyslexcia, they just have to work hard to read well or work with numbers.
  • ruth brown Dwight ... 2012/07/02 14:11:35
    ruth brown
    +1
    i am dyslexicia and i can help my son with his home work and drive a car and i got all my grades in music and i am carer for my husband
  • Dwight ... ruth brown 2012/07/02 14:39:01
    Dwight PWCM
    +1
    I know an Army Warrant officer w/dyslexcia. he manages as a property Book Officer by reading numbers backwards, then forwards. Also has a MS in math.

    I have trouble solving equations with decibles.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/07/01 17:48:31
    No.
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    Dyslexia, by definition, only applies to people with average to above average intelligence. It is the inability to process symbols such as letters and numbers which results in weak reading and math skills. Our daughter was diagnosed with "Developmental Dyslexia" in the 2nd grade. We had to send her to the Foreman School in Litchfield, Connecticut for 4 years in order for her to complete high school.. They taught her how to remediate her problem and compensate for her weaknesses. She went on to College, graduate school to get a Masters Degree, and today works as a Congressional Aide in Washington, D.C. General George S. Patton, one of our greatest generals from World War II, was famous as a dyslexic who overcame his diabilities after graduating close to the bottom of his class at West Point! Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean has disclosed that he is dyslexic.
  • ruth brown Tenness... 2012/07/02 14:15:40
    ruth brown
    +2
    i am dyslexica at 33 years old i do help my son with home work and i can fix all computers and i can drive a car and i can read and i can fill in all forms and i am carer for my husband and i give him all his tables if i was bumb i cannot do this
  • Tenness... ruth brown 2012/10/02 21:54:54
    Tennessee3501
    Nobody would ever think you are a bum!
  • ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/07/01 17:07:05
    No.
    ʂıoвнaп ♡
    +1
    No. Having dyslexia doesn't impact IQ in any way. If anything, the people calling you stupid for being dyslexic are the stupid ones.
  • apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope 2012/07/01 16:49:23
    No.
    apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope
    +1
    Of course not. But it is rather stupid to think that just because a person is dyslexic means they're stupid.

    Some of the most intelligent people out there happen to be dyslexic. It just shows that dyslexia and intelligence does not correlate in any way.

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