Signs of Dyslexia in Adults
- Inconsistent and troublesome spelling
- Direction confusion
- Following direction concerns
- Non-linear thinking
- Reading aloud concerns and anxiety
- Illegible or hard to read handwriting
- Visual, experiential learner
- Out of the box thinking
- Reading speeds seems slower
- A mismatch between ability and confidence
- Low self-esteem
Most all of us know one or more people with dyslexia to one degree or another. It is estimated that 1 in every 15 adults has dyslexia. Many people have developed strategies to minimize the impact on their lives while others are stuck wondering why this is so hard for me while others do not have any problems. Dyslexia has a genetic component, and I find that some of my clients come to understand their learning difference when their children are struggling in school just as they did. At times people find a hug relief understand there is a reason why it was hard for them compared to their colleagues or friends.
I work with adults to develop strategies and skills to lessen the burden and highlight their strengths in coping with the demands of work, relationships and improving satisfaction in life. If you believe you have dyslexia and want to learn more about its positive and negative effects, please reach out, and we can talk further about what you are experiencing.