Dyslexia, Personal Stories

Dyslexia - introducing Will

Tell me a little about yourself

My name is Will Wheeler, and I am the founder and director of thedyslexicevolution.com. I live in Sydney, Australia. I am a proud dyslexic entrepreneur.

When were you diagnosed as dyslexic

It was a long time ago now, but I remember being diagnosed with dyslexia when I was in grade 4.

Did anything change for you after you were diagnosed

It was good to know that I had something that was holding me back and it explained a lot, but I also found I started to have to do more remedial work which I hated. I also found that a lot of the methods that my parents put me in, in regards to reading etc., did nothing.

How does being dyslexia impact you

I find being dyslexic impacts me in a positive way as it allows me to do so many things that others can’t do. This might be things like not being afraid of failing, or been able to problem solve creatively.

What strategies work best for you

I find that having clear instructions helps, plus learning via video works well. This is because I can always reference back to a video if I have forgotten something. Plus taking breaks and allowing myself to refocus also helps.

What would you like other people to know about dyslexia

I would like others to know that being dyslexic can be fantastic when you have the right mindset and aren’t afraid to except, while constantly stepping outside of your comfort zone.

What advice would you give to employers about supporting dyslexic staff

Just because someone has dyslexia, it doesn’t mean they can’t do or don’t want to do certain things. Management also need to look at how they can best support someone with dyslexia in the workplace and not make them feel isolated. Also, find out what the dyslexic persons strengths are and allocate them roles which will allow them to excel.

What would you like other people to know about dyslexia

I would like others to know that being dyslexic can be fantastic when you have the right mindset and aren’t afraid to except it as apart of your daily life. Constantly stepping outside of your comfort zone also plays a huge role as it allows you to grow and develop as a dyslexic person.


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About Will Wheeler

Will is a proud dyslexic who knows what true potential people with dyslexia bring to the world. He works closely with people with different learning styles and helps them to achieve great things.