In a backwoods Oregon logging and farm community grade school, classes 4-8 all in the same room, each year my new teacher was most concerned about my 70-80% hearing deficiency. My “Deafie” mother saw to that. LOL And I thank heavens 🙂
My inability to spell was attributed to my not hearing. No one ever noticed that I usually had all of the letters in my mis-spelled words … just not in the right order.
I was a sophomore in a Portland, Oregon, BIG-city high school before I ever heard the word dyslexia. Because I was such a slow reader, my school counselor suggested that I take “A Special Reading Class.”
A “Tkisstascope” that flashed a group of words or numbers – for a fraction of a second – onto a classroom screen was used every day in the class. I learned to see the numbers but – again – I was writing them down in the wrong order.
The “Speed Reading” instructor asked me to stay after class one day. Here, I was “Informed of,” and had a “Word for,” my life-long-learning-problem, “Dyslexia.”
The “Spiritual” teacher said that she was Dyslexic also. That many gifted people have had Dyslexia as well. I Am sure that Australian, Evelyn Wood, of “Reading Dynamic's fame – who program came later – was dyslexic.
“Most people consider Dyslexia to be a handicap, Russ,” she said. “I know better.” So did Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, and Leonardo da Vinci. “We are wired differently,” she laughed. “It makes us” Gifted Ones “better able to communicate directly with God.
This is really the 1st time that I have told anyone about my Dyslexia. Not even my sister, brother, or even my mother, were ever informed. I guess it must be my time to come out of my Dyslexia Closet. LOL
Dyslexia might well account for some of the challenges that my children have experienced in schools? My son, Douglas, is “Left-handed.” My mother would not allow me to be. Mom was appalled when I refused to change Douglas to becoming “Right-handed,” as she had switched me. Mother did insist that my son hold his fork in the “Right” hand.
As for me, I am “Ambidyslextrous.” Yup, I did it again. I've just coined a new, “Right-meaningful” word. © Rascal Russ Miles 2007. I determined that I should post this “Right-Up” as an ezine article. Perhaps my disclosure will bring some other Dyslexics out of their Respective, Restrictive, Closed Closets?
(NKJV) John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
We can “Come out!” Not as victims, but rather as the Kings, the Princes, the Queens, and the Princesses. We ARE “God's Chosen Compassionate Rulers Of This Planet Earth.” Quit allowing others to bully you! Jesus did not let Himself be pushed around. He knew Whom He was, and IS, and He can again manifest that “Perfection” through US: The Perfect Lamb of God! Jesus was “Dyslexic” also.
(NASB) Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Rascal Russ Miles © 2007