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This topic contains 11 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Kirix 7 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #7464

    diddydoit
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    Is there anyone who has studied games development who has dyslexia out there?
    Did you find it tough going and what was the hardest thing about it ?
    Thanks

  • #44740

    david4482
    Participant

    I would imagine programming would sound most daunting aspect of game development but 99% of the skill is logical thinking and not accuracy of syntax. Compilers make it quite clear where mistakes are made.
    "dyslexic students bring to programming their visualization and creative problem solving skills"
    http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/italics/Vol3-2/dyslexia.htm

  • #44741

    jediboy
    Participant

    Diddy

    if your programming already – using visual studio – and are having problems, check out Visual Assist, its a add-on, you can trial it for 30-days, it quickly points out spelling issues, and if it works for you I think its cheap to license – maybe $29 or so?

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  • #44743

    Sofox
    Participant

    I actually knew a dyslexic programmer.

    He actually had no trouble writing code. I’m guessing code writing used a different part of his brain then building linguistic sentences.

  • #44744

    Nifty
    Participant

    I know several dyslexic programmers and designers. And even more artists. Its not a blocker by any means.

    Is your question about

    1) dyslexics in the industry

    or

    2) Studying video games and the effect dyslexia has on your academic progress?

  • #44745

    diddydoit
    Participant

    my question would be regarding
    studying video games and the effect dyslexia could have on my academic progress
    and thank you everyone who replied
    I have major problems with sequencing so am worried the actual programming will be beyond me.

    _________________

  • #44746

    ruttlej
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  • #44747

    Matthew
    Participant

    I have dyslexia my self it effects me in spelling and some times reading strange words aloud from paper. Honesty I just get on with it and don’t let it get in my way or be an excuse for why I can’t do things.

    I am sure some people have it much worse than I have though.

  • #44752

    diddydoit
    Participant

    Thanks people, this has given me much hope!
    just gonna get on with it now
    Cheers!

  • #44756

    Matthew
    Participant

    Nice one.

    Good luck :D

  • #44930

    RoMEJA
    Participant

    Hey, I’m studying game development in College and two of my classmates have dyslexia.. they have no bother getting on and doing all they’re work so I wouldn’t be worry much about it.

  • #44932

    Kirix
    Participant

    Hi
    I’m studying Games Development in Donegal in second year. I’m dyslexic but have not encounter any problems as of year with any coding or using any programs. The only time i find it a problem is when we have a project to write up but a lot of the projects are off topic to programming and are clearly space fillers. So if your interesting in programming it will not hold you back one bit. Programming is logic not the same as reading and spelling in my opinion. The Letterkenny IT has great support for dyslexics they provide you with a laptop and any additional support you may wish to request, example copies of teachers notes. It will free you up from taking notes in class which i personally find difficult to take notes and take in watch a lecture is trying to get across.

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