How did finding out I am dyslexic at 38 years old change me? In one word - acceptance. Finding out that I think differently was important, but more importantly, understanding dyslexic strengths helped me understand my success. Knowing I am dyslexic gives me the motivation to keep being innovative! Being able to see objects in isolation, as well as how they interact with each other is unique and valued in the business community. I wish I had opportunity to be screened earlier by a practitioner like Marcelle from Dyslexia Canberra - if I know I was different at school I would not have taken teachers' comments like 'you need to work harder' to heart... if only I knew they were trying to teach me to colour inside the lines, instead of embracing my thinking outside the box?!
Dear Mark, thanks for being such a brilliant mentor, teacher and friend over the past 9 years. You have taught me so that I think from now on I'll take charge.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you taught me. It made the transition into my new Maths class so much easier because I'm confident and instead of just giving up I know how to set things out and try to find a way around the problem. In the test I was calm and remembered many of the things you taught me to help me get the answer. I now believe strongly in myself and know I can strive to be the best I can be all thanks to you.
Thank you Marcelle for your exceptional help, support, assistance and tuition for J throughout the year.