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2022-06-24 11:22:07 PM  
Dyslexics untie!
 
2022-06-24 11:26:44 PM  
Not nearly as much as my sexlexia is!

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2022-06-25 1:02:21 AM  
I keep getting my wires crossed, is that all right? sometimes up is down know what I mean?

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2022-06-25 6:48:24 AM  

assalon5: I keep getting my wires crossed, is that all right? sometimes up is down know what I mean?

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I do know what you mean!  Like, one time, I wanted to say, "May I have a refill?" but instead I said, "You're parents never loved you."
 
2022-06-25 8:52:29 AM  
After reading that article, I now understand that I am an exploitative pig.
 
2022-06-25 9:58:27 AM  
a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities

If 20% of kids are unable to achieve a kennel commensurate with their intellectual abilities... That sounds less like a disorder and more an inability to estimate their intellectual abilities.

Lots of unathletic kids with conventional participation in sports fail to attain a level of performance commensurate with their physical abilities too.
 
2022-06-25 11:43:16 AM  

MightyMerkin: Dyslexics untie!


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2022-06-25 12:20:13 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities

If 20% of kids are unable to achieve a kennel commensurate with their intellectual abilities... That sounds less like a disorder and more an inability to estimate their intellectual abilities.

Lots of unathletic kids with conventional participation in sports fail to attain a level of performance commensurate with their physical abilities too.


Plenty of psychology and neurology researches have asked the same question as you, and they have come back with some people have a very narrow difficulty purely in phonological processing that inhibits literacy acquisition. All other measures of ability come back average or often above average. We don't drag down every measure of ability to meet the worse one, we ask why one or two are worse than the rest.

Intelligence is a very complex thing and is separate from your ability to acquire and use certain skills.
 
2022-06-25 1:17:43 PM  
Gald I read that article.
 
2022-06-25 2:17:10 PM  
Most mental conditions had some benefit in the past, otherwise they'd have likely been selected out - like any other evolutionary trait. It's possible that some simply weren't harmful enough, so they remain as random mutations that developed a lineage, but usually... if something's been around for hundreds of thousands of years, there's a reason.
 
2022-06-25 4:05:36 PM  
Especially now that nobody can spell for sith
 
2022-06-25 4:44:39 PM  
Lysdexia is a cerebral thickness.
 
2022-06-25 6:52:15 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Fark_Guy_Rob: a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities

If 20% of kids are unable to achieve a kennel commensurate with their intellectual abilities... That sounds less like a disorder and more an inability to estimate their intellectual abilities.

Lots of unathletic kids with conventional participation in sports fail to attain a level of performance commensurate with their physical abilities too.

Plenty of psychology and neurology researches have asked the same question as you, and they have come back with some people have a very narrow difficulty purely in phonological processing that inhibits literacy acquisition. All other measures of ability come back average or often above average. We don't drag down every measure of ability to meet the worse one, we ask why one or two are worse than the rest.

Intelligence is a very complex thing and is separate from your ability to acquire and use certain skills.


It's toe-may-toe vs tom-at-o.

You can define intelligence however you want, with as many individual facets or areas as you like. And you can develop any test you want to measure each area. And test 100 kids and determine their relative rank for each.

The degree to which the different types/facets of intelligence are correlated to each other depends on how you define them. But if one particular test you created, to measure literacy acquisition has 20% of the kids scoring lower than expected, there must also be 20% that scored higher than expected.

You can call it a disorder. Or you can say that literacy acquisition is less strongly correlated with other forms of intelligence.

For every kid in the group that scored in a lower percentile than expected, another one scored higher. They said 20% were too low. That 20% was too high. So 40% of the time test scores for this one thing weren't in the level they would have predicted based on other tests.

So this particular type of intelligence is not as strongly correlated as other forms of intelligence.
 
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