Saturday, July 28, 2012

A guest blog from Bob Rose in USA

Bob Rose has been my on-line friend for about 5 years now. He was born in 1938 0n Long Island, in a suburb of New York City.

He graduated from New York University in 1963 (when I was only 11 years old), and after two years as a navy medical officer in Guam, he became a board certified medical internist and practised solo medicine (mostly geriatrics) on eastern Long Island for 27 years.

In 1996 he retired and moved to Georgia (presently in the Appalachian town of Jasper) to be nearer to his first son and grand children.

Following is his article for your reading pleasure.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Factors affecting Dyslexic people

In March this year I read an article in You may read the full article by clicking on the link below.

I have copied a section from that article as shown below. I made 2 comments and have yet to receive any reply. I would be grateful if any of you can please give me your comments.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tom Cruise - Dyslexics can be taught to read

I have come back after a very long absence from blogging. I hope to write here again when I find some interesting things to write or comment on.

No one who has seen Jerry Maguire, The Last Samurai, mission Impossible or Top Gun would believe that Tom Cruise struggles with reading. He always seems to deliver his lines flawlessly.

Cruise says he was diagnosed as dyslexic at seven, and tried to hide his learning disability from the other children at school. He has described his younger self as "a functional illiterate", through high school and his first several films. Explaining how such a functionally illiterate man can possibly make a good impression at auditions, Cruise said, "I'd get the director and producer to talk about the characters and the film. I'd glean information from them and I'd use that... I got pretty good at ad-libbing".