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I am passionately involved in the study of dyslexia. I was fortunately given the chance to join a writers group in 2010 there were three retired school teachers.

The chairman a retired head master and head of English. The process was everybody wrote a story and handed copies to all the other members and then read aloud to the group. I in due course read my story.  Then a lady member shouted I’m not even going to try to read this rubbish. The chairman shouted at her, ‘Say no more’ then asked, ‘if I was dyslexic?’  ‘Yes’.

From then on the whole group have worked with me teaching me how to edit my own and their work over a four and three quarter years I being the youngest at now 78. It took some time to understand the difference between reading the story and editing the story for others to be able to read.

Many questions arose over this period. One was the discussion on the length of a paragraph I found their paragraphs were too long and caused losing my place they found my paragraphs were too short but it did not affect the story. I wrote my book “Backs to the Wall 1939” Amazon kindle using writing techniques learned over the last four and three-quarter years. It is for Dyslexic children and adults over 12 years.

A conversation one day triggered off re-search into new-born babies communicating without speech another about two young sisters totally opposite then I applied my new knowledge many links clearly showed potential Dyslexia at two year old and later at school she came home with a story. My teacher can’t read this so I will read it to you a (retired teacher). there were at least 15 spellings wrong including Bcoz the point being she read the words correctly. I would like to verify this by testing others using a simple conversation. With the parents and children, the conversations could take place through Facebook or e-mails.

A research unit run by a dyslexic person is a possibility? A dyslexic person is a visionary person. Who can see each side and beyond the box. To see why and how things work

I have read many pamphlets and books on dyslexia, only to be disappointed that most of them are only interested in publishing statistics. That has no meaning for a dyslexic person who has difficulty with reading and comprehension.   Rather than working type Question and answer book of their particular problems produced by a re-search unit. I would appreciate your views. Good luck and Best wishes Ray.

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Inquiring Mind

This young boy has a very inquiring mind. Explaining why punctuation is there and what it does is far more important to him. Then he can work out how to use it himself.

Test it out on your own family you will be amazed at the results. Try to understand their way of thinking. Would you rather write sentences about what you’re interested in, or a subject you hate? You are still learning to write sentences correctly with a capital letter and full stop within your field of interest.

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Failure through Stress

Failure through Stress

The new tables show GCSE successes 65%

Congratulations to the successful contenders.

Leaving 35% with a poor standard of academic success

Now let’s take a look at the not so successful contenders the feeling of complete devastation. There has to be an explanation, it is too easy to say they didn’t try. As a dyslexic I have been down that route. This is so demoralising BUT if they had been tested on the subjects they are interested in. Their knowledge would surprise many people.

It was very interesting at a writing club where I come under fire every week for reverting to dyslexia writing. Then I wrote a technical paper involving a design for a compressor installation. For pressures between 190 psi and 210 psi, to include safety cages for the safe inflation of tyres.  It also has to include water traps and drain a ways.

I designed and installed it in a day including welding where necessary this was a minor part of my skills.

Manual skills and hand dexterity are just as important as paper qualifications.

Now think I can do things that others can’t.

The comment at the writing club, ‘I have no doubt the technical side is completely correct I could not dispute it as this is not my field of expertise.

Education is only testing the academic part and ignoring personal skills.

The ones who suffer from stress panic can answer a greater number of questions if asked verbally but suffer freeze up when faced with writing the answers down.

My experience 14% written 100% verbal for the same questions.

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Raymond Johnson.

Research into the effect of re-hydration

This is following on from Grandad Ray’s warning.

The effect of re-hydration is phenomenal but the down-side from drinking 1.5 litres of water per day I put on 4 kilos of weight in ten days.

Testing my blood pressure daily I reduced the water intake by 300 mls per day my weight dropped quite quickly my blood pressure remained excellent.

I kept on reducing the water intake until I was down to 300ml then the blood pressure started to fall so increased to 600ml per day my blood pressure  returned to 120 over 69 and has remained so for a week.

My interest in writing is returning and the ability to think clearly the tiredness is improving and vision has returned to clear.

I was talking to a young girl sitting A level Exams by chance commented that she always took a 500ml bottle of water into each exam as it kept her brain clear to think.

On questioning her about the water she discovered drinking water helped with her homework then tested it on mock exams the results were better than she expected so used the water in her real exams and she has A stars for the three main ones, to enter college.

This confirmed my research into the advantage of water.

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My Mammy

This poem was putting together the thoughts of a severely down syndrome cousin upon the death of his mother

My Mammy

Was a Queen on earth

Who took great care of me

Now! Living In the stars

A special place to be

She is my Queen of Angels,

Who is watching over me

I’m being taken care of

I know that you can see

I have my own special room

With new friends I have made

It’s like a special family

And Cuddles thinks it great

There are lots of things

I’d like to say

But you can read my thoughts

God bless you Mammy up above

Looking down at me on earth

By Ray Johnson

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Play The Judges Dilemma

Name: Raymond Johnson
Comment: Agent wanted! I have wrote a play called The Judges Dilemma about a court room drama for six people (two dual roles)If any one wants a synopis please contact me by E-Mail or A comment from a person who read  the Play. I was alone in the house when the court usher said all rise for Judge Allice Jenkins I stood up What a griping play you’re not watching it you’re in it. I never expected the ending.

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Dehydration Warning

This is an important Warning.

By Granddad Ray

Dehydration and its effect can be very serious on your blood pressure from lying down systolic 114 dropping down to 84 standing up. Sitting down when your dehydrated trying to concentrate using a computer or reading, writing and maths etc is all effected.

I was rushed into hospital on a Friday night with this problem, standing. The room was spinning. I had difficulty concentrating on questions that were being asked, also dancing letters on the pages.

As I am slightly anaemic this was thought to be the cause. Blood tests were carried out at intervals during the night blood proved to be constant. The Dr said you don’t need a transfusion. We are transferring you to Ward 41 I knew this to be the stroke ward.

Testing started at six am systolic 114 over sixty eight one hour later same again. Another blood test fine.

Eight AM another blood pressure test. First lying down 114 over 68.

Then standing up dropped to 84 I did not even look at the other pressure. I had to drink 750 ml of water then a repeated pressure test this time systolic 116 lying down   90 standing up

Nine AM Another 750ml of water, nine fifteen another blood pressure test 116 sitting 112 standing, the room remained stable, forms became readable.

I have tried an experiment writing before drinking the water. I had reverted to dyslexic writing missing out link words and a couple of spaces and punctuation.

I then drank 1.5lt of water then restarted writing, back to normal.

This experience made me think about the conductivity of water within our body.

Another thing was the clarity of vision. I had not noticed was a little feathery before.

If you wish to try this go ahead. I am overjoyed at the effect.

Your comments would be appreciated.

Granddad Ray