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Disability Narratives

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Video clip: For Ruth it was important to recognise what she had achieved and the ways she had found to successfully manage her dyslexia.

And I think also, to reflect back on - how have you got to the point you've got to? And why? And what was it you were doing? And actually give yourself a pat on the back for the things that you've done well. One of things I always did right from a child, and I realise now when I look back, that my Mum, she didn't know I had dyslexia but she knew I was forgetting things. And she just taught me to write lists for everything. And actually I'd existed all my life, and I still do, with lists everywhere. And actually that compensated for a load of short term memory issues. And it was fine, I didn't need to adjust that [laugh]. It was there, I'd made that compensation anyway. And I think those things are really important, the things that you've worked out and that you've done for yourself, and if they're still working you don't need to change them. Just see what's available that might enhance things. And if there is nothing, then, you know, every now and then check back in with specialists who might be developing new things, if you need more help.

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