Quick Assessment Tool
Dyslexia affects up to one in five individuals, many of whom remain undiagnosed and receive little or no intervention services.
For some individuals who have never been diagnosed, dyslexia is a hidden disability which may result in underemployment, difficulty navigating academic environments, difficulty on the job, and reduced self confidence. Even those who have been diagnosed are likely to struggle with reading or writing in some aspects of their lives. Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder and does not reflect low intelligence. There are many bright and creative individuals with dyslexia who never learn to read, write and/or spell at a level consistent with their intellectual ability.
Do you suspect that you, or someone you know, might have dyslexia? Answer with a “yes” or “no” to the following self-assessment tool below and see how you score.
- Do you read slowly?
- Did you have trouble learning how to read when you were in school?
- Do you often have to read something two or three times before it makes sense?
- Are you uncomfortable reading out loud?
- Do you omit, transpose, or add letters when you are reading or writing?
- Do you find that you still have spelling mistakes in your writing even after Spell Check?
- Do you find it difficult to pronounce uncommon multi-syllable words when you are reading?
- Do you choose to read magazines or short articles rather than longer books and novels?
- When you were in school, did you find it extremely difficult to learn a foreign language?
- Do you avoid work projects or courses that require extensive reading?
If you answered “yes” to seven or more questions, you may have dyslexia. Consider seeking consultation from a specialist or a formal diagnostic assessment from a qualified examiner.
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