|Problem Areas||Reading Issues, Slow when Copying Text, Spelling, Short Concentration Span, Low Self-Esteem while at School, Trouble with Verbal Instructions, Struggled with Maths Comprehension Questions, Had Tutoring while at School, Understanding and Processing|
|Finished Program||January 2014|
Murray had issues in being able to read, to himself or out loud to others, like his children. Also being able to understand what he’d read was a problem.
Background: I had been told ever since I was a kid that I had dyslexia, and I used to get my words in a muddle as I read. I hadn’t learnt to read until I was 14 and had 12 months of private tutoring. Day to day this meant that I misunderstood what I read, and when I read aloud to others it was painful for them to listen! I preferred not to read, however if it was a Comic Strip type book I could almost tell you the whole story without reading it. My spelling was useless, but I would notice grammar mistakes. At school I would call myself “dumb” or “stupid” all the time. I didn’t know my times tables and Maths comprehension questions were difficult to answer. When copying from a book I would sometimes only be able to remember 2 words at a time. When I sang in the choir I would quite often make a word up or sing them the wrong way around even when reading them.
Because I found reading hard, it wasn’t easy to read much. My children started to realise and would get fed up with me reading aloud to them. If I read in public it would usually cause some laughs.
THE TREATMENT PROGRAM
I haven’t tried any other treatment as this was the only one I knew of. It was recommended to me to do, and I realised I had a problem – but didn’t know there was any way out. It is expensive, but worth it. It was quite tiring adding it to your normal working life, but non-invasive and fun to do. I am very satisfied with the results.
Areas Improved So Far: I saw improvement immediately, within the first week while doing the course. I can now read a lot more easily, and my children don’t mind me reading aloud to them now. I only use my glasses for lap-top work, before I was using them for reading all the time, and driving too. I did not anticipate not needing to wear them so much! My concentration has also improved. Actually I hadn’t anticipated any changes so all were a pleasant surprise, as I thought I was too old for it to work! Choir singing is now going good, I sure realize when I’m about to make a mistake!
I feel the eye exercises are essential, so I’ve continued with them daily, and I’ve already recommended the course to absolutely heaps of people!