re: How Dyslexia helped me become a programmer VIEW POST


More than a specific diagnosis, getting the tools that help you are super important important. I was quite fortunate to be diagnosed when I was 9 and have a very supportive school that helped me discover the best ways for me to learn. My memory is the worst but my strength is spacial and since code is (usually) highly structured I always very deliberately build a mental structure of the code. It goes so far as if you gave me one 10,000 line file I would never be able to understand the structure since it is presented linearly, but give me 20 500 line files, or 100 100 line files and I'll do so much better because there is already the basis of a physical tree structure to understand

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