Why do dyslexics get so much more help than we do?
It's so unfare that before every test teachers first ask if there are people with dyslexia in the class that could use more time or need help in any other way, and then go make a problem about me having to use a laptop because my hand feels like it's going to fall of of pain every time i write something longer than my name! Why are there all these project days were we have to listen to speeches of an hour or more about dyslexia awereness and i have to talk and explain for hours to even get some recognition that i might have some difficulties and i'm not entirely lazy? I know multiple kids that are labeled as dyslexic and get to have all this extra time and use a laptop and when i pull mine out of my bag they make a scene (i do have permission from the school, they just don't really communicate with their teachers that well, at least not about this) Then the obvious comment: 'But she is dyslexic, you're not.' And than i have to explain and talk and if i'm lucky walk through the school for a while trying to find one of the very few people willing to testify that i'm really not just some lazy kid who wants to go on facebook during their lessons. This is especially fun at the beginning of the year when i have to do this with every new teacher.
And of course i know dyslexic children need help too and are just like dyspraxics, but with other difficulties and that i'm acting very hypocrite right now. And i hope and wish that they get all the help they need and it is great that they are getting it. It's just hard to feel sorry for someone who once took a dyslexia test, got diagnosed and is now practically being made a hero of for surviving school but actually never had any problems apart from having minor spelling difficulties, when i'm being put away as a lazy, retarded attention-seeker when i try my absolute best.
Does anybody else feel like this sometimes? Or am i the only one? I hope i didn't offend anyone. I know there are a lot of dyslexic members on this forum and i really do wish all dyslexics the best. And i'm glad they are getting the help and reccognition they need, i would just want it too sometimes.
I'm sorry for ranting like this, i just needed a place to vent my frustration.
Now I'm going to go to sleep, and when i wake up, I'm going to go to school and give a presentation about how difficulties for dyslexic children differ in different languages. Than I'm going to answer my classmates questions about my own dyslexia, wich they assume i have because of my laptop, and i get to experience the entire circus of explaining dyspraxia once again. Goodnight everybody, and sleep well. (no matter what time you read this