Updated: Dec 1, 2022
By DiverseMinds Research Team
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Recognizing dyslexia in adults can be a daunting task if they have become accustomed to hiding people with disabilities from others or even themselves. A common sign is to avoid reading and writing. Have average oral presentation skills; And challenge planning, organizing, or managing their materials or tasks. Dyslexia in adults can also be manifested by skill levels that are significantly lower than the age or intelligence of the infected person. People with dyslexia, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, can become very good at masking disability during their early school years. However, higher education often presents challenges that people can no longer compensate for.
Adults with dyslexia are often described as having good oral or interpersonal skills. It is believed that people develop these skills to compensate for their lack of reading and writing skills. This is not always the case and cannot be used solely to determine whether adults have dyslexia.
Dyslexia in adults can be very obstructive, leading dyslexic adults to work jobs that do not involve reading or writing. Because many jobs involve reading and writing, especially jobs that require more than unskilled labour, adults with dyslexia may adapt to jobs with less ability. This is usually unnecessary, as people with dyslexia can accomplish almost anything they wish with therapy and getting to know their colleagues.
Sometimes, even adults with dyslexia may be significantly undereducated even if they aspire to higher education. Education is often more difficult than average for people with dyslexia. Much of the modern education system is based on reading and writing, and people with dyslexia may be learning longer than usual. Dealing with reading difficulties in the classroom is often embarrassing and removes the affected person from the environment.
A common symptom of dyslexia in adults is difficulty planning events. Because dyslexia may affect a person's ability to synthesize information, adults with dyslexia may have trouble organizing information and planning for future tasks. Dyslexic adults may have difficulty keeping track of and processing many obligations and information streams.
Dyslexia is a disability surrounded by misunderstanding. People with dyslexia are usually not slow learners, lazy or indifferent to learning or completing written language tasks only because of their condition. People with dyslexia are more innovative than people without disabilities. Dyslexia also rarely looks back at numbers or words, as many people believe. Word flipping is a rare symptom of dyslexia, and adults can accidentally read numbers or words backwards if they are just tired or nervous.