As an adult, do you ever look back to when you were in school and wonder if you may be dyslexic? According to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), if you answer yes to 7 or more of these questions this may indicate dyslexia. An estimated 1 in 10 individuals have dyslexia and many have gone undiagnosed.

  1. Do you read slowly?
  2. Did you have trouble learning to read when you were in school?
  3. Do you often have to read something two or three times before it makes sense?
  4. Are you uncomfortable reading something out loud?
  5. Do you omit, transpose, or add letters when you are reading or writing?
  6. Do you find you still have spelling mistakes in your writing even after Spell Check?
  7. Do you find it difficult to pronounce uncommon multi-syllable words when you are reading?
  8. Do you choose to read magazines or short articles rather than long books and novels?
  9. When you were in school, did you find it extremely difficult to learn a foreign language?
  10. Do you avoid work projects or courses that require extensive writing?

Dyslexia Self-Assessment for Adults taken from the IDA website.

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. As someone who has evaluated many children with a suspected learning difference, I can attest to the fact that there are many misconceptions about this particular one. I’ve prepared this infographic on dyslexia myths as a way to educate and correct the misunderstandings about dyslexia. Now is the time to raise awareness, share resources and tell our success stories! Just click on the graphic for a PDF copy.