Jay Blades’ Yorkshire Workshop: Jay Blades’ sincere dyslexia message is “Celebrate it!”
On Wednesday evening, during JAY’S YORKSHIRE WORKSHOP, an emotional talk about dyslexia took place, as Jay Blades bonded with a carpenter over their common challenges.
Jabbar, a young woodworker, was taken under Jay Blades’ wing on BBC Two on Wednesday night. Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop sees the TV host partner up with local craftsmen to create one-of-a-kind creations for the community’s hard workers. Jay observed aspiring joiner Jabbar create a rainbow bookcase for a local school in the most recent episode. However, due to his dyslexia, Jabbar admitted that he struggled with certain components of the project while working on it. Fortunately, Jay was there to offer some reassuring words of wisdom.
On the show, Jabbar discussed his dyslexia and remarked, “Growing up, it was incredibly hard.”
“As a teenager, I felt cut off from the rest of the students because I was different. It caused me to go deeper into myself, I believe.
“I think there’s a tight line with dyslexia; if you’re not strong enough, it can practically take over your personality. As a result, you must exercise caution,” he added.
Jay inquired if Jabbar’s troubles with math had any bearing on his time in the workshop.
“Yes, I believe with regards to measurements,” Jabbar admitted. I can cope with smaller numbers, but as they go larger, you have to divide it and add this number to that, and that’s when things get really complicated.”
In an effort to assist Jabbar, TV host Jay shared his own personal experiences, saying, “I have dyslexia as well.”
“I have the reading abilities of an 11-year-old. I took a test. I was good with statistics but not with reading,” he admitted.
“Funnily enough, once I graduated from high school, my reading improved,” Jabbar added.
Jay, curious, inquired, “So do you read more than four lines?”
“I can now read an entire book.” Yes, but it’s a little slow. As a result, by the time I reach to the finish, I’ve forgotten everything that happened on the first page,” Jabbar joked.
Jay said, “It’s really refreshing, I must say, when you speak to a fellow dyslexic person.”
The presenter then encouraged Jabbar to be more open about his dyslexia, emphasizing how it would benefit him in the long run.
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