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Introduction to Adult Dyslexia

 

Dyslexia is a lifelong condition and cannot be “cured”, however dyslexic’s that have been diagnosed at school level and have intervention, which includes remedial tutoring on a one to one basis, identifying their strength of learning and putting copies strategies in place in order to assist them throughout their schooling, are more confident within themselves and don’t find the work place as daunting.

 

However even assistance and intervention; many dyslexic’s continue to experience the symptoms in adulthood because of the congenital nature of the difficulties. Literacy is one of the greatest challenges faced by a dyslexic.

 

Emotional and social implications

 

Dyslexia may be less of a handicap for some than others. For many the handicap can remain hidden. The less fortunate may suffer from the frustrations, anger and despair that dyslexia brings to many aspects of their lives, both in the home and at work. Some adults suffer from low self-esteem because of their felling of failure. Others are continuously under pressure because they are afraid of constantly making mistakes and of being humiliated by employers and colleagues. This can lead to anxiety and stress which may require counselling and support from family and friends.

 

Lifelong Implications

 

There is an increasing awareness of literacy problems’ which persist into adult life.  These problems that persist into adult life. These problems may lead to and take the form of limited academic, achievement, economic hardship, restricted vocational choice, emotional stress and loss of self-esteem.

 

HOW TO RECOGNIZE DYSLEXIA IN AN ADULT

 

READING – ADULT DYSLEXIA

 

  • Misreads words – for example revolution for resolutions

  • Omits and confuses small words

  • Struggles to remember the content of what he/she had dread and finds it hard to follow instruction in manuals or guidelines.

  • Dislikes reading long or detailed reports or books.

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SPELLING – ADULT DYSLEXIA

 

  • Misspells familiar words, such as forty, or names of relatives

  • Has difficulty remembering when and how to use homophones: their/there/they’re or of/off

  • Has good days and bad days with spelling, as well as using capital letters in the wrong places

  • Has a tendency to us phonetic spelling.

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MATHAMATICS – ADULT DYSLEXIA

 

  • Forgets telephone numbers and sometimes dials the incorrect numbers.

  • Always uses pen and paper or fingers when doing arithmetic

  • Has difficulty remembering dates

  • Has difficulty with time. 

  • Forgets the time of appointments, is often late for meeting or may go to the wrong venue. Forgets to pay credit card bills by the date stipulated.

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SEQUENCING – ADULT DYSLEXIA

 

  • Finds it difficult to use a dictionary, telephone directory, filing system or reference system in a library

  • Has difficulty remembering a telephone message accurately

  • Loses track of the content of a meeting or a lecture.

  • Has left/right confusion, for example giving directions to other people

  • Finds map reading difficult

  • Has difficulty finding the car in the car park

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LANGUAGE/SPEECH – ADULT DYSLEXIA

 

  • Has difficulty in remembering the names of familiar people, places and objects.

  • Mispronounces words, especially multisyllabic words: pacific/specific for specific

  • Finds it difficult to speak in public and may lose the train of thought and dry up

 

Do some of these symptoms sound familiar? Do you have a low self esteem? Do you struggle to fit into your work and home environment? Have you always been told that you are “lazy”? Dyslexia can be hereditary, get tested, especially if you have children, you want them to enjoy their school career.

Adult Dyslexia

Adult Dyslexia