Reading Write Alaska


“The scores on our daughter’s most recent re-evaluation are jawdropping. She has gone from reading 13 words on a word identification subtest to 113 words in a year!! Her score went from 67 to 107! Her spelling score went from a 77 to a 99! She was at an early first grade reading level last year and is now testing at mid third grade! We are so thankful for sweet Miss Lori and all she’s done for us!”


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Reading Write Alaska

Reading Write Alaska

Reading Write Alaska diagnoses and treats a variety of speech, language, and learning impairments, and occupational therapy. We have offices in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Wasilla.

No 2 people with dyslexia are alike. Most people went to schools that never truly helped with dyslexia. We hope that gets better. Here are some things we hear from people as they describe being dyslexic: 1. I can read. I prefer short bits of info. 2. I can read long paragraphs. I prefer bullet points. 3. I can read. My spelling is poor. I don't like to write emails. I prefer to listen to books. 4. I can read. I like technology with large print and less info on the page. I use a lot of tech accommodations. 5. I read at a grade 2 level. I read at about a grade 5 level. I can read at a grade 9 level. I can read at a college level due to the tutoring I had. I can read at a college level only on topics of interest. I can read beyond a college level-yet I read slower. I have no idea what grade level I read at -but I know that reading is effortful at times. 6. I can read anything I want. Just don't ask me to fill out any legal, banking or other forms. 7. I can read and write. Don't judge me on my spelling or grammar as I was never taught. 8. I can read but not out loud in public. 9. I just hate reading. It brings back horrible memories. I prefer audio books. 10. I can't read and don't tell people. 11. I have no idea how I read. I simply avoid reading as much as possible. My school never helped me. 12. I have my Master's degree. I have a Ph.D. I can read. I hope no one figures out how much extra time I put in. I am a very hard worker. I have 3 degrees and still struggle to read, spell, write and do math. I always wanted to go to college - but had no supports. I didn’t discover I was dyslexic until I was in college. It took me longer to do my work. I didn’t discover I was dyslexic until I was 75 years old and my grandchild was evaluated. 13. My partner does all the paperwork stuff. I am the creative one. I can't even concentrate on all that boring paper work. Help- I have piles of paperwork that take forever. 14. I struggled in my jobs with reading and writing. That is why I became an entrepreneur. It's easier to work for myself. I hire people to do the stuff I struggle with. I am disorganized but super creative. I could never work for someone else so I had to become an entrepreneur. I pay people to do the stuff I find hard. 15. I lost jobs because of my dyslexia. My boss did not understand. I got jobs because of my dyslexia. My boss sees my strengths. I feel like I am under-employed because I never got proper help in school.I was lucky that my parents helped me set up my own business. I was very lucky to go to a private school for dyslexia. I don’t think anyone at my school even knew about dyslexia. 16. I got private help so I am doing well as long as I can go at the pace I need. I was never able to find private help in my part of the world. No one in my part of the world even knows about dyslexia. I got some help -but no one ever helped me with spelling or math. 17. I never got the right type of help. I have found work arounds. 18. People have no idea I am dyslexic. I will not tell anyone. I keep it private. I prefer not to talk about it. 19. I tell everyone I am dyslexic and it is my superpower. 20. I tell my close friends I am dyslexic. I don't focus on that part of my life. 21. I love to go on social media and tell my dyslexic story to the world. I love being in the spotlight. It helps my self-esteem. 22. I am a private person and social media is not my thing. I share dyslexia awareness in my life without going on social media. 23. I am still trying to figure out if I am dyslexic. I am not sure if I have ADHD or dyslexia-or both. I can't afford the testing. 24. For me, the bigger issues are math ( dyscalculia) , executive functions, dysgraphia ( writing). Math-organization- writing my ideas on paper. 25. My child has autism and dyslexia. My child has seizures and dyslexia. My child has Adhd and dyslexia. My child has a mixture of everything. My family has a history of EDS and a combination of neurodiversities. My uncle has dyslexia. People in my family had learning struggles and we never knew why. I have no idea and still need help. I dislike labels. I found the label liberating. I am proud of my dyslexic strengths. I am from a neurodiverse family. The vocabulary will change depending on your culture and experiences. 26. I don't think I am dyslexic. I did go to a public school where more than 60% of the students did not learn to read, write or spell with ease. Most of my classmates never really learned with the methods taught to us. We all struggle with written expression. It's hard to know if we are dyslexic or if the system failed to teach us. We graduated high school without the reading or math skills needed for jobs as adults.27. In my part of the world no one talks about dyslexia. 28. I am just starting to wonder if I am dyslexic. My child is struggling in school and I don’t know why. 29. I am a teacher. I am trying to learn about dyslexia to help my students. I am a teacher and became interested in dyslexia because my own child is struggling. 30. As I am reading this, I wonder if some of my life struggles were due to undiagnosed dyslexia. 31. Some people in my family struggled with mental health needs, addictions, under-employment due to learning struggles that were overlooked by the schools. No one knew about that back then. I never graduated from high school. I wish they helped me in grade 1. I graduated but struggled with jobs due to dyslexia. I graduated and found a career. However, I want the teachers to realize that I had adult mental health struggles that I feel occurred due to lack of school help. I hope schools can realize the impact of inadequate help on adults later life. 32. I am really proud of my creative strengths and feel my dyslexia gives me a great way to see the world. posted a shorter version of this and other color fonts for people who like that. 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