A woman who was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was six found out exactly what it looked like when she read in the eye-opening Tiktok video.
Lindsay Fleming, a licensed therapist who works with children and teens, shares her challenge of reading dyslexia on Tickcock, asking viewers to try and read a mock passage in which words are scrawled and bouncing around appear to.
‘Have you ever wondered what it is like to be dyslexic to read in class?’ He asked at the start of the clip. ‘Well, I’m a licensed doctor, and I have the challenge of knowing what it’s like.’
Going viral: Lindsay Fleming, a licensed physician who was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, shared the challenge of reading her dyslexia on TickTalk
Fleming challenged Tikkors to duet the video as they try to read it, noting that ‘dyslexia is on a spectrum and severity varies from person to person’.
As part of their demonstration, they used a web code created by Swedish web developer Viktor Videl.
The code keeps the first and last letters in each word the same, but jumps between the letters to make it appear as if the letters are going out of place.
According to Dyslexia International, dyslexia occurs in at least one in 10 people, affecting more than 700 million children and adults worldwide.
How’s it: He asked the audience to read and study a passing passage, in which words are carved and appear to bounce around
Eye opening: The simulation keeps the first and last letter in each word the same, but elevates the letters in the middle so that it appears as if the letters are going out of place.
However, the effect is not the same for everyone. There are many different definitions and descriptions of dyslexia, but it is usually defined as a learning difficulty that affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.
It is associated with difficulties in reading, writing, spelling, and organization, which not only affect academic success, but also self-esteem and social-emotional development.
Some have more dyslexia, and some have less, as viewers noted in the comments of Fleming’s video.
Conflict: Many people who took on their challenge stumbled over the words and left the halfway point, with a Ticketock user asking Claire: ‘Are these words too?’
Around: TikTok user @ zombikitty6 started off well, but then stumbled over his words
Many people who took on her challenge stumbled over the words and left the halfway point, with a Ticketock user asking Claire: ‘Are these words too?’
Another young woman who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of five also had a difficult time.
‘Too big of a word,’ he said as he tried to read the passage. “Lost where I am … I lost.”
Lindsey told Buzzfeed News that the video featured what she liked to read.
. My eyes jump through different lines while reading. I struggled to read the words, which I fully explain when spoken out loud.
Very real: Another young woman who was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was five was still having a hard time
Using her voice: The doctor insists that she wants people to know that having dyslexia does not mean you are unaware
Candidate: Fleming admitted that she spent most of her life feeling like she wasn’t smart, saying: ‘I wish I had more time on my strengths than my struggles’
‘I often omit big words and use context clues to find their meaning or to identify them.
The doctor insisted that she wants people to know that having dyslexia does not mean that you are unknowingly. She admitted that she spent most of her life feeling like she wasn’t smart.
He said that I wish my team could move forward for me, explain what dyslexia was and how my brain worked. ‘I wish more time was spent on my strength than my struggles.
“Teachers can help their dyslexia students learn what dyslexia looks like and advocate for their students if they feel they are showing signs,” he said. ‘As peers, I think continuing education about all disabilities is important.’