Adult Dyslexia

Dyslexia refers to a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills needed for reading and spelling.

 

Facts about Dyslexia

Dyslexia is not linked to intelligence

Often those with dyslexia have strengths in creative and visual fields and reasoning

Dyslexia can make it difficult for people to remember names of facts quickly, or remember a list that they have heard

Often adults with dyslexia are unaware of these difficulties because they have developed coping mechanisms and strategies that hide their difficulties

 

Adults with dyslexia may find they:

Hide their difficulties (dyslexia) from other adults, i.e. colleagues and friends

Pass up promotions as work because they could lead to extra administrative work

Difficulty staying focused and on task

Learn best through person, hands-on experience

Remember struggling at school

Are highly intuitive

Misuse or mispronounce words without realising

Able to remember faces, but struggles when recalling names

Have been accused of not listening due to struggling to remember past conversations

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