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3 months ago · · Dyslexia,
Hey, so i was diagnosed with dyslexia on monday and i was happy that people will finaly believe me when i say that i have been struggling and try to help me out. I was happy because i could finally recieve the extra time that i NEED not just WANT and pester about (what another teacher tried to write and send to my teacher so i can get extra time in my exam tomorrow). I have been struggling for years but nobody (family or friends) believed me as it is not something that is just visible so it too ages to get the proper diagnosis. I went to ask her if the lady that deals with the extra time arrangements if she had read my diagnositic report and she told me that she hadn't seen it (would have been okay if she stopped there) but then she proceeds to tell me that my teacher said that 'She doesn't need extra time'. Like excuse me. You literally just said that you had not read the report so why are you bringing this information up (that i was not even informated that it had been discussed) to the table when this was for another ongoing issues that i have. The dyslexia is another thing that has been discovered so how dare she say that the teacher said that i dont need extra time even though this (unnecessary and disrespectful) comment must have been for ANOTHER ISSUE. Nobody can know what is going on in your mind so how discusting to say something so cruel and straight up dismissing of the problem. Bare in mind that my teacher would probably not have said that at all (as i beleive at the moment) and if they did then shame on them. Btw the spelling mistakes will not be edited out in this written piece because this is how i actually write (spelling is one of my symptoms although my main one is reading speed).
I am writing this with the hope that someone out there will read it and begin to start taking action for themselves. My mum was deeply upset when i can home and had a meltdown and we will try out best to get justice, in whatever way possible because as a person that deals with children with special circumstances that is just unacceptable.
I hope that whoever is reading this know that you need to speak up for things that are not right because others simply do not care. That's the harsh truth. Please listen to me and stand up for what is wrong and save yourself my lovely. I wish you all the best.