Adult dyslexia affects perhaps 1 in 10 of all adults in the population. Most dyslexics are unaware of their condition and continue to suffer the easily-corrected problems that it causes. They need to be identified, tested and trained to overcome the problems. With proper training dyslexia can be a non-problem.
Today, the great majority of dyslexia cases are identified early amongst school-age children. Dyslexia in children is detected by noting the student’s progress in reading. Any difficulty there leads to dyslexia screening consisting of a free dyslexia test.
Dyslexia screening tests for school-age children are a relatively new thing. Those of us who graduated from elementary school more than 15 years ago will most probably have never been tested. 95% of adult dyslexics are unaware of their condition.
Dyslexics who passed through elementary school 15 years or more ago had a rough time of it. They were treated as a bit dense, slow learners, underachievers. They were put down, denigrated and belittled because of their inabilities to do what others did.
About one in every 10 people has some form of dyslexia, to some degree. This means that millions of adults are suffering needlessly from a dyslexic condition of which they are unaware! Once diagnosed as dyslexic they can quickly learn how to overcome their old problems and do practically anything anyone else can!
The problem in diagnosing dyslexia in adults is twofold: 1. They don’t know that they are or might be dyslexic and 2. Their old school experiences taught them to be embarrassed about their condition and to hide it at all costs. This means that they will have taken jobs, often way below their level of abilities and intelligence, to avoid having to read, write down messages or anything they are uncertain that they can do.
If you know anyone like that, underemployed, never wants to read or especially read aloud, urge them to follow the links above and take a free dyslexia test!
Disclaimer: Nothing in the above explanations is intended to be or represented to be or should be construed to be any form of medical advice. The information herein has been gleaned from medical journals, news articles in the popular press and other freely-available public sources. It is presented here for informational purposes only. For any medical advice the reader is urged to consult with his or her licensed physician or other medical specialist.
By: James Godfrey