The programme by Kara Tointon ‘Don’t Call Me Stupid’ about dyslexia has touched people’s hearts again I see and I wanted to thank everyone for visiting here and commenting. It has been wonderful to know that the thoughts I’ve had all these years about our school system failing so many children so miserably has been endorsed and shared and I am not alone – or stupid myself for thinking it!
So thank you to you all for sharing.
I wanted to let you know that there are several blogs here, throughout December and January that touch on the subject and helpful comments from other sufferers so if you’re looking for support it’s probably worth looking through them. The tutor who was involved in the programme; Claire Salter who runs http://dyslexia-unlocked.com/ also commented.
I also wanted to add my support to all dyslexics reading this:
YOU ARE NOT STUPID! It is the system that is failing – not you! (See blog – Who is it that’s stupid?) and there are a multitude of ways to learn, not just school ways.
I understand how hard it is to be in a school, or community, that does not recognise and support this view. But actually no one, no school, can ever take your intelligence away.
Know that your ability to use the printed word – or not, to organise yourself, etc – is NOT necessarily a reflection of your intelligence.
And there are many intelligent and successful dyslexic entrepreneurs who have built good lives despite what the system labelled them. Richard Branson for one!
Believe in yourself, trust your intuition, keep talking about it and maybe one day it will change!
Best wishes, Ross