By Andrew PurnellThrough the Eyes of a Dyslexic
Key Themes: dyslexia, dyspraxia, abuse, bullying, empowerment
"I feel that this is the time to get rid of the stigma attached to mental health and help all the adults and children with dyslexia, dyspraxia and bullying as all these conditions are linked together." - Andrew Purnell
Andrew's excellently direct and life-affirming book reveals what it is like to lead the life of dyslexic. With this book Andrew has given us all some insight into this very common decision with the aim of creating greater understanding of the condition. With 'Through the Eyes of a Dyslexic' Andrew makes the connection between dyslexia, the lesser known condition called dyspraxia and bullying. Andrew has experience of all these, as such he is best placed to write a book like this!
About the Author
Andrew Purnell is a dyslexic and has a keen interest in this area. He aims to create more awareness about this issue especially, with regards to education.
Everything I do is held in picture memory. For example, when I drive to my brother's house in Banbury I look for certain shaped trees and bushes on the side of the road, so I know which junction to get off at. I'm also very good at production work, as it uses visual memory for knowing where everything goes. I've also built Lego models for the last nineteen years. If someone tries to explain things to me using manuals, I don't understand, but if they show me what I have to do then I can pick it up. My visual side takes over and pictures where everything should go. Like a camera taking a picture, I have a photo memory of people's faces that I know and everything that I do, day in and day out.