Dyslexia International. Dyslexia impacts the individual, society and the economy at large.
Dyslexia is neurologically based and often hereditary. It causes difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and organization. Dyslexia makes fluent reading difficult, which affects not only academic success but also self-esteem and social-emotional development. Dyslexia and the individual Dyslexia, also known as specific reading difficulties, is the most common form of learning difficulty with a prevalence of 10 percent or more of any given population, depending on the orthographic system, type and degree of dyslexia, reading age assessed and sampling methods used With a world population of more than 7 billion, this learning difference clearly impacts a huge number of children and adults, with far-reaching, life-long consequences.
But with interventions early on by teachers trained in dyslexia and its management across the curriculum, students with dyslexia can avoid falling into depression and a spiral of failure. Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Symptoms. Adult-Checklist. Find out if you have Dyslexia. "Am I dyslexic?
" is a question asked by many people of different ages and from different backgrounds. There are a number of ways to identify if you might be dyslexic, first of all try our online dyslexia checklist test below. This will give you a good indication of any dyslexic traits you may have. Throughout the site we have pulled together a vast collection of information that should help identify whether you may be dyslexic, two documents that will help are the common signs of dyslexia in children and the common sign of dyslexia in adults. Another great way to discuss whether you have dyslexia is to visit our dyslexia community forum.
Adult Dyslexia checklist test. Look at the questions in the checklist below. The 12 best items in order of importance are: If the majority of these items are ticked, this is a strong indication of dyslexia. General results from this questionnaire. On the questionnaire as a whole (ie. all 20 items): Dyslexia Test for Adults. Free online evaluation from Davis Dyslexia Association International. Brain Scans Show Dyslexics Read Better with Alternative Strategies. By Abigail Marshall; © 2003 DDAI.
Scientists studying the brain have found that dyslexic adults who become capable readers use different neural pathways than nondyslexics. This research shows that there are two independent systems for reading: one that is typical for the majority of readers, and another that is more effective for the dyslexic thinker. NIMH Study of Dyslexic Adults Researchers Judith Rumsey and Barry Horwitz at the National Institute of Mental Health used positron emission tomography (PET) to compare regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) among dyslexic and nondyslexic men. The dyslexic subjects had childhood histories of dyslexia and continued to show some symptoms related to reading, but their overall reading ability varied.
Research correlating brain activity with reading ability showed an intriguing inverse relationship between reading ability and cerebral blood flow patterns. Adult Dyslexia and A.D.D in the Workplace. By Ronald D.
Davis with Eldon Braun, © 1995, 1998; All Rights Reserved. Government statistics show 25,000,000 Americans--one in ten--are functionally illiterate. The primary cause is dyslexia or one of its many variations, such as ADD or dysgraphia. Today's educational methods are limited when it comes to teaching basic literacy skills to students who have problems with reading, and writing and math. The school system is stacked against dyslexics from the start, because they are "real world" thinkers, using mainly pictures and concepts instead of mental sentences.
This doesn't mean they are stupid. Many teachers just don't know the right methods for presenting information in a form dyslexic and ADD children can assimilate. Many "learning disabled" people become highly successful once they escape school. No matter how talented they are, adult dyslexics are often secretive and defensive. Employers can easily adapt the workplace to help reading disabled people to work more efficiently. Test for Dyslexia - Common Traits in Adults. © 2008 by Karen LoGiudice, New England Dyslexia Solutions (Reposted with permission) Most adult dyslexics will exhibit at least 10 of the following traits and behaviors.
These characteristics are often inconsistent, and may vary depending upon the day or situation. The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded.