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Dyslexia and HDHD


Have you got it?

My A.D.H.D. began as far back as I can remember, but of course, there wasn’t a diagnosis in the ’50s/60s or maybe there was, the word naughty comes to mind.

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a combination of problems that many others and I have, maybe in various forms such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour disrupting in the home school workplace or just in general with poor work or school performance, low self-esteem and other problems.
In my case, it was the combination of having Dyslexia and then the ADHD that really messed me up when it came to adhering to the school or work curriculum as I would question everything with a why.

Though it’s called adult ADHD, symptoms start in early childhood and continue into adulthood. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult. Adult ADHD symptoms may not be as clear as ADHD symptoms in children. In adults, hyperactivity may decrease, but struggles with impulsiveness, restlessness and difficulty paying attention may continue.

Podcast 004# Dyslexia Is Our Superpower with Gibby Booth

Theodoros ‘Theo’ Paphitis is a Cypriot-born British retail magnate and entrepreneur. He is best known for his appearances on  Dragons’ Den and as former chairman of Millwall FC.  Theo has made the majority of his fortune in the retail sector.   He is the owner of stationery chain Ryman, the homewares specialist Robert Dyas and lingerie retailer Boux Avenue.

 


The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. They are a membership organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all.

About dyslexia
Dyslexia is a neurological difference and can have a significant impact during education, in the workplace and in everyday life.  As each person is unique, so is everyone’s experience of dyslexia. It can range from mild to severe, and it can co-occur with other learning differences. It usually runs in families and is a life-long condition. It is important to remember that there are positives to thinking differently. Many dyslexic people show strengths in areas such as reasoning and in visual and creative fields.

About the British Dyslexia Association
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Their Mission
Campaign and lobby for long lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of dyslexic people
Provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic people and those with whom they come into contact
Set the standards for and accredit dyslexia knowledge and professional expertise
Deliver innovative solutions which break new ground in the field of dyslexia
Disseminate and share best practice regionally, nationally and internationally Promote research

Campaign areas
The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.

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listen to Neville Wright podcast and Gibby Booth explains how hard work and determination led to massive financial success despite his reading difficulties.