Investment Banker, Philanthropist
I went through life until 40 before I knew about dyslexia. I didn’t get interested in the subject until my youngest son was diagnosed.
When I look at the words “the cat crossed the street,” I have to sound it out to get meaning. Most people get meaning in an automated way.
I majored in economics. The first two years I struggled because there were so many subjects. I flunked English twice. They just passed me through the third time. I got an F in French. I had a tough enough time with the first language. When I came out of public high school I thought I could charm my teachers. I found out in college I couldn’t.
Now that I’m older and focused on investments and economics, I can see some words and concepts clearly. I don’t have to go through the slow manipulation in my mind. But if you gave me a book on some subject that I’m not familiar with, it would take me twice as long to read it as anybody else. Even then, I’d have a tough time answering questions on what I’ve read.
What r the best careers for students w Dyslexia? My daughter was just diagnosed ,16.5 years old.
Dyslexics can pretty much do anything they set their minds to. Each person is different, so there is no “best” career in general. As a parent, you can encourage your daughter to pursue areas of interest to her, and also help her appreciate her own strengths and talents.
My son is 10 has dyslexia and I want him to thrive but I struggle to imagine his local high school allowing this