Do You Know Someone Who Is Dyslexic?
Dyslexia is a reading disorder but it does not reflect low intelligence. There are many bright and creative individuals with dyslexia who never learn to read, write or spell at a level consistent with their intellectual ability.
According to the International Dyslexia Association, 1 in 10 individuals are affected by dyslexia. Many individuals have never been diagnosed and therefore have received no intervention services. Dyslexia can be a hidden disability which may result in underemployment, difficulty in school, difficulty on the job and reduced self-confidence. Even those who have been diagnosed are likely to struggle with reading and writing.
Do you know an adult with dyslexia? If so, ask him/her these ten question prepared by the International Dyslexia Association.
|1||Do you read slowly?|
|2||Did you have trouble learning how 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 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 writingeven after Spell Check?|
|7||Do you find it difficult to pronounce uncommon multi-syllablewords when you are reading?|
|8||Do you choose to read magazines or short articles rather thanlonger books and novels?|
|9||When you were in school, did you find it extremely difficultto learn a foreign language?|
|10||Do you avoid work projects or courses that require extensive reading?|
If the person answered “yes” to seven or more of these questions, he/she may have signs that indicate dyslexia. He/she may want to consider seeking consultation from a specialist or a formal diagnostic assessment from a qualified examiner.
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