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Turning dyslexic??

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by vart, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. vart

    vart

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    Over the past few months, I've noticed that when I'm typing, I will frequently enter a couple of letters in backwards.

    For example, I will try to type "the" and it will turn out "hte".

    It used to happen every once in a while but now it is getting frequent enough that I am noticing it.

    What the heck is going on??

    My first thought:


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  2. hogarth

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    That has absolutely NOTHING to do with dyslexia. First of all, dyslexia is a reading disorder. Dysgraphia is a writing disorder. Dyscalcula is a math disorder. I don't know of a "typing" disorder. In addition, in dyslexia, one doesn't usually switch the order of letters. Instead, people with dyslexia tend to reverse the letters themselves. Some look like nothing else, such as a backwards "e", but others can look like other letters, such as switching b, d, p, and q. One sympton of dysgraphia is when one writes with such reversals. You seem to have dystypia. Good luck with it.
     

  3. paperairplane

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    Just slow down. I do the same, but more often my left is moving faster than my right - so I end up alst instead of last....

    I am sure there is some sort of left brain / right hand thing going on.
     
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    I do it all the time, sober.
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    I do that all the time Travis, join the club:shocked::faint:
     
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    What gets me is I will make the error... see it correct it, repeat the error... correct it.... repeat... correct... repeat... then finally look at the damn keyboard and get it right.
     
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    I'm pretty bad about this as well. I had to retype that sentence 8 times.
     
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    Don't worry. I see that all the time on about 20 forums I'm on.
     
  11. vart

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    I type too fast and frequently have to backspace to change "teh" to "the". What you're doing isn't so weird. :wavey:
     
  13. fx77

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    Been doing that since I was a kid

    Just concentrate
     
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    Blame it on the short between the seat and the keyboard.
     
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    I do it because I can type a hell of a lot faster than I can think! :rofl:
     
  16. Wulfgang

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    I have begun doing the same thing, too.
    It never used to happen at all.
    I just seem to get impatient and try to type too fast.
    I have a friend who calls it "fat-thumbing-the-keyboard".

    Here is a short article:

    "With the computer now an integral part of everyday life, but a good percentage of the computer-using population having no formal typing skills, the concept of frequently typing the wrong thing and having to correct it is something we’re all familiar with. It now seems we’ve got a description for this daily keyboard phenomenon: fat finger syndrome, and even as I write this article, I’m suffering from regular bouts of it."

    http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/wordoftheweek/archive/060403-fat-finger-syndrome.htm
     
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    Unless you are actually reversing the letters in your own mind as you read them on the page, it is not dyslexia. As someone mentioned dyslexia is an often overused term for any condition which causes someone to have difficulty reading. It is almost always something you are born with, and with the exception of a brain tumor or traumatic injury to the nervous system, does not develop later in life.

    The most common manifestation which people refer to when describing dyslexia is when children have a visual or special recognition issue which causes them to flip/reverse words and letters. I do this all the time even as an adult. Learning to read wasn't that hard for me as I picked up context really fast, so I could always follow what I was reading and substitute the words that were "supposed" to be there. Spelling and math were another story. I continually struggle with spelling as an adult and have trouble performing more than basic math without a calculator. Its not that I'm incapable of it, its just that the numbers literally will not stay put when I read them on the page, making it nearly impossible to perform any kind of calculations in my head.

    Had I gone to elementary school now I'd almost certainly have been stuck in remedial classes and marked as learning disabled. Instead I just got smacked with rulers until I learned to cheat well enough to fake my through. I'm not sure which one would have been preferable honestly. :dunno:
     
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    Dyslexics of the world UNTIE!!!