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my sister is dyslexic
January 6, 2002
1:30 pm
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masoom
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To whom it may concern.
> Dear sir/madam,
> My name is Masoome Abbas and i live in Pakistan.I was browsing through the
> internet and came across your site.For a long time i have been looking for a
> site where i can send in my problem and talk to people.and after seeing your
> site i feel that maybe someone can help me.
> therefore i am e-mailing you with a hope that you will read my e-mail and
> reply to it.
> actually the thing is that i dont have a problem .its my sister about who i
> wanted to talk about.my sister is 22 years old. she is dyslexic. my parents
> took her to a theripst and after doing some written tests they found out
> that her mental age was 13 or 15 yrs. she is physically fine that is she is
> not handicap or anything.its just that her nature has become very
> difficult.she doesnt listen to anyone.my mother tries very hard to groom
> her, counsel her but nothing happens. she doesnt listen.she starts shouting,
> screaming and becomes violent. my mother is a very patient person and has
> tried in every other way to change her but nothing helps. my parents try to
> fulfill all her wishes but are very careful that they donot spoil her.
> she does not go to school at the moment. she has studied till 11th grade but
> after that whatever exams she has given she has failed to pass them. and
> like i mentioned before she was taken to a therapist and that therapist
> mentioned that she cannot work under pressure. she can only study if there
> is no pressure on her. we have tried that too but still she has been unable
> to pass her examinations.and i would like to mention here that she is very
> hardworking.
> and other thing is that she is not dumb or stupid. she has great interest in
> sports especially cricket and knows everything about the game and the
> players who are in the cricket team. she reads newspaper regularly and has
> great knowledge about world affairs. and she is very friendly and makes
> friends very easily.
> the problem basically is her attitude and nature. she misbehaves with my
> mother and even in public but she doesnt realize that. and when we try to
> stop her she starts shouting and screaming. its seems she is not afraid of
> anyone.my parents, my brother and i we all treat her with love and care. she
> is given special attention and at times i being her younger sister have to
> make sacrifices for her.
> and i would like to mention another thing that we live in pakistan. and
> there once a girl touches the age of 20 people start talking about
> marriages. this thing really upsets my mother. she is worried that no one
> will marry her and even if she does get married how will she adjust in her
> married life cosidering how she acts.
> oh and another thing. she is not retarded.
> i hope i am making any sense and you are understanding my problem because i
> really love my sister and am worried about her.
> please reply back to me as soon as possible.
> i am looking forword to your mail.
> thank you.
> masoome.

January 7, 2002
11:17 pm
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janes
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With the violent outbursts you may be seeing some type of mental illness rather than a mental impairment.

If she can read she is not dyslexic as that means INABILITY to learn to read..

In the USA a learning disability is normal intelligence with a problem reading, speaking or understanding language, writing or doing math.

Emotional illness can be depression, violence, hearing voices, seeingthings and lots of other things too.

Remember that the brain is an organ that runs on chemicals just like your stomach and everything else. Your ssister might have some type of chamical imbalance that makes her lash out.

It sounds like a lot more than dyslexia to me and I have been working with special needs kids for almost 30 years.

good luck

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