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Spelling and Aspies

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weebo

Is poor spelling something common with aspies?

 

 

At every aspie forum that I've been to (to be fair, that's two), I've noticed that a lot of people are.... less than adept at spelling.  I have had to spend a long time learning how to spell words correctly (I obsessed over words in high school, which helped), and I had a lot of training on internet forums where it mattered whether or not what I wrote sounded professional, so I got used to double checking word's spellings until I just wrote memorized them.

 

My main point is, aspies have a tendency to be poor spellers and I have struggled to learn to become a good speller.  Is that a trait?  I seem to recall reading about this somewhere a few months ago.

i have Dyslexia so spelling and writing is hard for me

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Saveyourscissors

I'm rubbish at spelling unless I use it a lot! I have to spell check texts/work stuff! If I don't take my time and think about it every other words spelt wrong!

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Pinky and his brain

In my first language, I normally don't have problems with spelling. But since this is my second language, I guess I make quite a few mistakes when I post on this forum. ;)

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luckydip

My spelling is very good and in fact it used to annoy my children when they asked me to look through their school work I would always be pointing out spelling mistakes instead of the content of what they had written.

 

My son who is also on the spectrum is also very good at spelling. 

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Saveyourscissors

I'm rubbish at English overall it was always my worst subject when I was in school, so spelling, grammar, writing and reading isn't really my strong point. Its the one subject I struggled with at school, probably doesn't help that I have no interest in the subject though! 

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Sofi

I am a very good speller. I am good with letters and words. I know how to spell most words. I was late to learn to write words but once I did, I taught myself all very quickly. It is more of a dyslexia trait - poor spelling - than ASD trait, but that can be common in ASD. 
I was terrible at the 'English' at school though. 

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Heather

I think I'm an okay speller.  Though I know I can mess up with words.  When typing something online, I tend to use Google to check spelling of words that I do not know well or if I'm having a "bad-spelling day" where a correctly spelled word might look funny so I have to double check. 

 

I think Sofi is right that having troubles with spelling is probably more of a dyslexic trait, which people with Autism can have.

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Davidiss

i'm really bad at spelling and grammar, if i don't know a word or it has red squiggle underneath it check it on google then copy paste in onto my post

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Ala

I can spell really badly when I am under pressure.

I am terrible at writing a structured argument. I am close to hopeless at accurately expressing myself, it's definitely my Achilles heal at university. I am really good at researching and I excel at understanding processes but I just struggle to put my ideas down. Luckily my boyfriend is an amazing writer who has been able to help me over the years.

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Justin

I use "your" instead of "you're" a lot and it really annoys people. I know the difference, it's just a habit.

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