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  1. "I'm a good reader" good job dyslexic advantage soon everyone will be dyslexic way to Umbrella, you know as well as I do that it can be proven in the Wechsler that dyslexics are different thinkers…..!!! not simply compensators. thanks for making a life that is practically impossible
    seem hopeless if you guys can't even get it

  2. To be honest I initially clicked on your link because you're gorgeous but, I do struggle with dyslexia and I can definitely relate to almost everything you're saying. sometimes it gets so bad and I feel so frustrated with this issue that I want to cry. Even as I'm writing this comment I find myself proof reading every word and Im almost sure that I'll still make some errors. Anyway thank you for the video

  3. You are soooo funny! Your being able to voice your experience in such a fashion that I get it! I wrote a dictionary for dyslexics because I sympathize. Although I do not have dyslexia, I have relatives and friends who do and any story they will share with me about their experience helps keeping me motivated to make this dictionary better and better! I know you probably won't read this LOL, maybe your sister will read it to you! Love your attitude! ; )

  4. You are fucking amazing! I can truly relate to everything you said. I have never heard anything like this before. I'm so glad you did this! you are a impersonation to us all ! P.S. think spell check or you couldn't read what I wrote

  5. i loved this video i also have a learning disability and u have gave me a different way to no matter what to chase my dream and overcome thank you a lot

  6. There is nothing funny about having dyslexia. There are different levels from minor and moderate to severe. The version I have is a life sentence.

  7. I had a similar problem.

    My parents had switched me from left-handed to right-handed when was I was very young which causes, what's known as, mixed brain syndrome. It's very much like being dyslexic in that I had pretty sever reading problems, but unlike dyslexia, it eventually corrects itself.

    Usually in your teens, the two hemispheres of the brain create enough synapses between them for reading information to be processed properly. So, when I'm reading, I have to scan ahead with my right brain, memorize it, transfer the visual information to my left brain which will then read and understand it. Quite a process, but it happens extremely fast. Consequently, I can assimilate and react to information very fast. Especially visual cues. Something very helpful when playing baseball.

    My parents and my teachers thought I was slow. At least as far as school work was concerned. Even though I was extremely advanced as a small child. Walking at 7 months, talking within the year and reading by the time I was two. They couldn't understand what had happened after that, not knowing that their well-intended act of switching my handedness made a mess of my brain.

    Until I was 15-years-old, my reading level was about three grade levels below my group, but by the time I turned 16, and my brain began to correct itself, I was reading well into college level.

    In college, after having a nasty bump on the head and discovered "a shadow" in my brain (the reason for my left-handedness), my neurologist was the one who enlightened me to the morphology of being switched and the problems associated with it. He then gave me a series of IQ tests and discovered that I have an IQ in the 140's, which could possibly be higher if the tests were geared more towards someone with my affliction.

    The moral of the story is that everyone has their hurdles in life and that you can't give up on yourself.

    My problem kept me from having a fat head about being "smart", because I never thought of myself that way. Consequently, I was never embarrassed about asking questions or "looking dumb". I drove my father crazy with questions who always pushed me to "look it up yourself", and to just be patient with myself until I understood what I was reading.

    I have a 30-year career as a special effect artist in Film/TV, that I learned on my own. I make well into six-figures and I have a wife and children as well. So, if "the dummy" in the family and at school can make something of himself. So can you. You just have to keep trying. It may take you a little longer, but so what? What else have you got to do?

  8. My hole family is dislexic and this is very relatable for me
    😂😂 aspeshaly the special classes
    And the reading time 📖
    And trying so hard, harder than anyone else but still being "stupid"

  9. Help me to raise Dyslexia awareness in UK universities! Please sign my government petition. THANK YOU!.

  10. I must be the opposite of dyslexic, because I could speed-read at 8yo and can proof-read easily and enjoyed school in the top classes, especially enjoying science and mathematics – but I have trouble talking in a way that is fluent and interesting to listen to. Everyone is unique in their own way. I really like Liz, she is taking life by the scruff of the neck and giving it a good shake. Thats all that any of us can do.

  11. I am very glad to have viewed this clip. I have greatly enjoyed your comedy, but this shows you to be an extraordinarily intelligent, articulate, courageous, and gifted communicator. Thank you.

  12. Dyslexia sucks, but once you understand it and kinda accept it as part of life… sometimes it can be funny, especially when you get to the point in life when you really don't care anymore. As a young guy, it was infuriating at times.

  13. So… What is the difference between dyslexia and adult functioning autism? Or aspergers I think it WAS called? Dyslexia is sounding more like what I struggle with based off of this video. But a shrink convinced me that I was autistic. So 5 years later. I am finally don't function within that working spectrum? But I love seeing the world as a contrarian. I don't know why but that identity is how I communicate and interpret daily interactions.

  14. Reading things can be so overwhelming. Especially if it's important official documents that you get in the mail or trying to figure out taxes. The anxiety really amps up your dyslexia and you start panicking that you are going to check the wrong box or not fully understand what the document wants you to do. I really like how she says that she needs to be taught like a 3rd grader, but can be taught anything, no matter how complex the info. When I have to learn something and see an overwhelming text book, my brain wants to shut down. Like this woman said, my brain is just walking around a building over and over trying to figure out a way to get in while others just use the door. Thankfully youtube has had such a huge impact on my life. I can look up any topic from my textbook and someone on youtube usually has made a little video breaking it down, showing visuals etc. I also enjoyed how she mentioned that even though she can't read well, she can write. That is something that really boggled my ELA teachers when I was in high school. My ACT (which is sort of like the SAT) score was a perfect score in the writing area, but showed that I had the reading level of a 6th grader. I still do believe that when I initially read something, I am reading it at a 6th grade level. I have to read something 3 times to fully comprehend what is going on. Each time I read the same text, my reading level comprehension improves, but just for that one text only and starts over again at the next text. Oddly enough, I have grown up to be an English teacher. I feel like my dyslexia gives me an advantage because when I read something that my students need to read, I can read it at their level and make notes of any confusion and misunderstandings that they are probably having and teach TO this and teach how to self question and resolve the misunderstandings. It helps me break down my lessons into smaller, more immersive chunks. I also can relate to my students because I know exactly how it feels to be disoriented in class and not know what is going on but not having the vocabulary to ask for help or even describe how they need help to begin with etc.

  15. Of course I clicked on here because Liz is cute and funny, now I'm so impressed with her introspectiveness(if that's a word) what an AMAZING young woman!!! now I have to find her site and subscribe WHAT A WOMAN!!!

  16. Great talk, Thanks Liz. I’m so proud of you. I too had/have had hard times, (couldn’t learn to read English till I was 10). But similar to you I use my knowledge from different areas and apply to improve or make something better. Thank you for sharing your lovely story.

  17. Amazing video, I always struggled through out my life…I hate spelling, reading and writing…I would strongly recommend Gold speak and write software it's absolutely life savers!

  18. WOW!, So incredibly moving.Listening to you made me think you were talking about me in school.You made things clearer for me.You are an inspiration to anyone going through the same type of life struggles.I wish you all the best and hope to see one of your shows in NY or NJ.

  19. I love Liz Miele …. she is quite witty & funny and easy on the eyes at the same time…. also you can tell she has an awesome personality!

  20. Hey Liz Miele, there's nothing to be ashamed , after all you're not alone;

  21. like i said you are not alone!
    "The Dyslexia Advantage – #NoLimits"
    "The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind | Dean Bragonier | TEDxMarthasVineyard"
    "The Creative Brilliance of Dyslexia | Kate Griggs | TEDxBrighton"
    "How a font can help people with dyslexia to read | Christian Boer | TEDxFultonStreet"
    "Is Dyslexia a Learning Disability or a Learning Ability? | Gabi Renola | [email protected]"
    "Fighting dyslexia with computer science | Markus Gross | TEDxZurich"
    "The Gift of Dyslexia | Julie Salisbury | TEDxGastownWomen"
    "“Dyslexia, Learning Differently, and Innovation” | Fumiko Hoeft | TEDxSausalito"
    "Stop Climbing, Start Swimming: The hidden advantages of dyslexia: Jonathan Buchanan at TEDxWarwickED"
    "Dyslexia | Antoinette Gentempo | [email protected]"
    "Dyslexia and me | Katie Willsey | TEDxLakeTravisHigh"
    "Dyslexia and Privilege | Samantha Coppola | TEDxTheMastersSchool"
    "Complexity, dyslexia & the Virgin/Virgin Galactic stories | Will Whitehorn | TEDxUniversityofBristol"
    "Dyslexia — dispelling myths | Jessica Collins | TEDxPearsonCollegeUWC"
    "How I hacked the brain of dyslexia | Aggeliki Pappa | TEDxPatras"
    "Second chances | Richard Branson | TEDxIronwoodStatePrison"

    that is it for now regarding the dyslexia rabbit hole!

  22. I agree with your gym analagy however I would add a few things. I thought alot about this "longer" learning process. In many cases this so called learning curve peaks quickly for non dyslexics but I feel in many cases after I more slowly reach that same "peak" I continue to progress up and up same slow pace but to a higher plateau than my non dyslexic peers. In some situations the non dyslexics like at work became jealous of my accomplishments and I wasnt aware of that I was actually doing a higher work load for instance, but later on meeting accomplished teachers and seeing statistics I can say that in many cases this is for real– the higher plateau.. I failed home economics for instance but I walk by sewing circles and look at the work the sewing ladies do you know the old ladies with their doll clothes and pillow cases they did not fail home ec.. but they keep doing the same quilts and stuff for 20 years over and over and its kind of lame looking stuff .. but after a few years of teaching myself sewing after high school using odd techniques I am able to make a wide variety of complex and creative clothing pieces that I get compliments for. … just some food for thought 🙂

  23. So in love with this woman, Liz Miele, and everything she is. What she describes is also very informative for an educator who works with college students, their various learning styles and difficulties. My struggle as an educator is that I am super anal about getting everyone to be as attentive to details and writing correctly as I am when they are writing their essays. This follows not only with developing their ideas and their arguments, but also with developing their sentences and using the English language to the fullest potential and always using language correctly. However, this teaching philosophy and style can also crush the joy of learning out of even the most diligent and inspired students and it will certainly crush the life out of those students who struggle with learning in any capacity. So, hearing of how people of all walks of life struggle with learning has helped me modify my teaching philosophy and style so as to keep the rigor in the course, but to also keep the joy and inspiration of learning present, even foremost. Excellent presentation, Liz!

  24. i remember to this day when i would sit in class and as we were suppose to read quietly i was always the one just looking around wondering how they could just sit there and read. now i know why.

  25. You're probably not going to read this Liz but you are much more than you think you are. I'd say it's awful that your life was so difficult as you grew up but it made you the awesome person you are today. I'm following you on whatever social media I can find you on because your humor is unique and incredibly funny.

  26. I wish we changed or add the laws in America and all around the world so all the adults with dyslexia would get assistive technology help in every day life with reading and writing. We should the future for kids and adults alike. And to adults that can't pay for technology  Offer government grants or disability grants. To help them get it.

  27. It used to be you could tell by the pitch in a person's voice whether they were being sarcastic or not. Then, after the 1990s, at least in America, every one just got so freaking clever. We all have emotions. (Thanks, Bob.)

  28. It would be amazing if she did this as a set at actual comedy clubs without any explanation for the audience. Haha

  29. Thank you for your honesty and this discussion. Anyone who makes fun of you, and me, for that matter, (I am diagnosed with severe dyslexia), need to grow up, get educated and get a life. Those who make fun of others disabilities are shallow and emotionally/intellectually stunted. When I was in school I was continuously placed, (embarrassingly because of being so young and self-conscious), in 'special classes' as well as getting one on one help. This was continuous all through my school years. I had before class help, during school help and after school help. None of it helped. My school years were emotionally painful, humiliating and just beyond horrible.

  30. Upon learning that I'd been voted "most unique" my AP English teacher asked how to be MORE unique than… I feel you Ms. Miele.

  31. I love your stand-up. I came to your channel for that. I also thought you're cute, I have to admit.. sorry 😉

    Now that I saw this speech, I really wanted to compliment you for being brave, and having perseverance..

    You're a winner!! Well deserved!

  32. She's one tough girl. Can't believe I watched this whole video. She actually is way smarter than the typical Joe Schmoe. I've always liked her as stand up. Can yu did it? Yes,, yes yu can.

  33. First she's a brilliant comic. Now I also know she's an awesome human being. I am definitely a huge fan!

  34. I'm in my 30's and still have problems reading. Don't know whether I'm just a lazy asshole or suffer from something like dyslexia

  35. I loved getting you know the Liz Miele that we don't see in standup. I was just a fan before… Now… I'm a superfan.

  36. "I found a way to understand what people wanted, fill in the blanks and give it to them. And that was my entire education."

    That's what education in this country is. It's how to be a proper slave, not about truth or what's real. At least through high school and most of college.

  37. I struggled reading until 3rd grade, struggled learning to ride a bike until 10yo, tie my shoes in the 4th grade, wet my bed until 12 yo, got bullied and wanted to end my life. Then at 30yo got a BA in Computer Science, made it through AmeriCorps doing programming and social media, currently sub teach, and learning French at 38yo and working on a children's book in French and English.

  38. Came for more of her stand up and learned a shitload about myself.

    Also saw an unusually high amounts of heart reactions from her on YouTube comments. This totally explains it. She engages in her way and it's pretty cool.

    For those that don't know her, she's an absolute killer at stand up. When she makes it, (clearly she will), I can see her bringing awareness on how to bring the best out of people with dyslexia, instead of our current way of "teaching" them.

  39. The more I learn about you; the more impressed I am with you. I don’t know what the future holds for you. I believe it will be good.

  40. I am a big fan, despite having maxed out the SAT. I scored off-the-charts on IQ tests. I have been trying to write jokes for about six months. I have six jokes so far, and I am not sure they are all funny. There are different kinds of genius, and Liz is a good example of a truly wonderful kind.

  41. I have a numbers dyslexia where I will switch numbers if I verbally repeat them. So I have to write them down. Learn how to overcome tracking 60 airplanes in navy with no system. Now doing IT work.
    Now I can explain it’s like going to the gym across the street through the window. Thanks !

  42. some a little luckier than we were. I went to school in the 50's all be it late 50's.
    It seems that no one knew what dyslexia was, so I was a what was commonly stated as retarded.
    Don't get mad, it's just my opinion; because I wasn't always "dyslexic".
    In fact I could read like anyone else until the year we all got mandatory polio vaccinations.
    Everything about my vaccination went standard procedure, outward appearances swelling, scabbing, etc.
    But then written words didn't compute, in fact I saw them and spoke them but wasn't able to retain their meaning.
    Fast Forward, If I wrote the sentences and word out by hand like direct off the page of a work book from school, I not only understood them, I retained the information IN them better than most.
    It's almost like braille only I wasn't blind. I'd actually be reading with my hand and arm and body.
    I have a double consecutive masters in sciences and a Bach. in Lit. I am fluent across the board in 4 languages and in 1 the spoken word.
    Today I am published as a children's story writer with 7 books to my collection.
    I'm not a comedian and this problem is not funny.
    Often times we hear about adopted kids who endeavor to find their real mom or dad.
    It's a compulsion and its very normal and human.
    The narrative of; who, what, when, where. and why.
    My research has revealed some very painful and shocking discoveries ABOUT Vaccines and GMO products.
    Allergies, learning disabilities, depression are just some of the endless symptoms.
    Don't be mad.

  43. As someone with ADHD who has being seen as a failue many times, I can relate with everything you said. I dont see my ADHD as a disability anymore, I see it as a superpower that I will not want to get rid off! I think you see you dyslexia in the same way! Thanks to my ADHD I am like the litle energyzer bunny, I only need 4 hours of sleep! The trick is to spend the time learning about yout 'disability' and figure out a way to use it in your own advantage.

  44. Thanks Liz, I love your standup and it led me here. I don't have dyslexia but you have achieved so much more than I do. You are my role model. Hats off <3

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