Oh! I wish these conditions had been understood in the 50s and 60s when I was at school.
I struggled with writing in particular. Even now when handwriting, which I have always found difficult. I feel it feels as if my head knows how to spell but letters and words seem to come out wrong when I try to write.
I need to think about each letter and the shape as I write it.
"Slow to finish in exams" adorned all my reports.
I now don't hand write letters as I cannot do it without errors and my writing is not at all attractive to look at.
I could actually read well from an early age but it seems I have short term visual memory problems and don't easily remember the text, its much better if I read it aloud.
Thanks to the OU for getting me tested when I was 50! I am officially stated to be really quite clever.
I would hope nowadays a state school would notice and question this discrepancy between my then good reading age as I was considered to be top stream material but really under performing.
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