“Am I dyslexic?” Many undiagnosed adults find themselves asking this question, especially after a lifetime of otherwise unexplained reading challenges — and subsequent academic, professional, and/or personal problems.Though commonly considered a childhood disorder, dyslexia can be diagnosed at any age by a knowledgeable psychologist, diagnostic specialist or learning disability specialist.
The first step? Take the free dyslexia test below, and show the results of this 13-question screener to your doctor to see if your symptoms align with those of dyslexia.Your doctor can give you a referral for further dyslexia testing by specialists use a variety of reading assessments and instruments, including the Lindamood Test (for sound and phonetics), the Woodcock Johnson Achievement Battery, and the Grey Oral Reading Test among others to detect dyslexia.[Dyslexia Test for Children: Find the Pediatric Screener Here]Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects reading abilities.
It is one of the most common learning disabilities, and often co-occurs with other conditions like attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD).Adults with both conditions, especially if undiagnosed, may face adverse effects ranging from poor academic and work performance to low self-esteem.Read more on additudemag.com