byslexia or dyslexia?
Byron is currently
a physicist at the University of Washington and manager of a computer
lab. He is also the webmaster of the computer lab. He has high computer
knowledge and has helped many students understand and solve conflicts
dealing with computers. He used to be a nuclear engineer. One of his most
favorite hobbies includes photography. He has had some of his photos published
in national magazines and has won several photography contests. He has
accomplished all these feats despite the fact that he is dyslexic.
A. The biggest problem I had was in writing. It took me a long time to write things by hand. When we had to do writing assignments that were to be done in a certain amount of time, I could never finish, I never had enough time. When word processors came out, it was much easier for me. I still hate writing by hand even today. Math was ok though
Q. How did you find out you had dyslexia and when?
A. I didn't find out until I was an adult. During my first year of college, a counselor for dyslexics noticed I had some traits of a dyslexic. She was the first person to confirm it. Then my sister, who is a psychiatrist, also noticed that I had some of the symptoms. I finally took a test and found out I did.
Q. What type of dyslexia do you have?
A. I have three types. Audio form which is the worst and most severe. I don't interpret what people say very clearly. I ask people to repeat themselves a lot. Some people even think I'm deaf. The second is symbolic transfer. I have a hard time adjusting to new symbols, but this is mild. The third is known symbols such as letters and numbers. This is very mild. Overall, I am considered to have severe dyslexia.
Q. Any advice you would like to give to people who have dyslexia?
A. Forget about
limitations. Don't think about it. Think about assets. Concentrate on
your strengths because we all have limitations.