Medical assistants and optometrist aren't ophthalmologists
Look at the picture.
The difference: my spelling mistakes disappeared once I started mirror-writing
90% of my spelling mistakes go away when I do mirror-writing
I've mixed up letters as far back as elementary school
I remember there were a few times when I had to reread novels three times before I fully understood the plot
The "severity" of dyslexia is a spectrum. Some people mix up letters every once in a while and others struggle with it multiple times a day.
Someone (who doesn't have a medical degree) told me that you can mix up letters and not have dyslexia. This was the same person who realized I couldn't tell the difference between the word regime and reign.
The people who wrote the "scientific" paper saying that you can mix up letters and not have dyslexia aren't ophthalmologists.
One of the biggest flaws in scientific studies (the ones that have later than been debunked) is having a small and biased sample size and mixing up correlation and causation. (A good example is the replication of the "marshmallow test.")
Dr. Sheryl M Handler and Dr. Walter M Fierson (alongside the American Academy of Pediatrics) have debunked the idea that vision therapy can cure someone from mixing up letters.
Vision therapy "curing" learning disabilities is essentially a placebo effect that didn't work for me (as I still make spelling mistakes when I don't mirror-write)
Brain studies are valid and factual, testimonials are a matter of opinion.
While I don't believe in self diagnosing yourself with cancer or twitching on camera to get TikTok views, there are times when starting a conversation about symptoms should be taken seriously
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