Adult Dyslexia

Dyslexia symptoms in adults are very similar to those in children, however there are other distinguishing factors. Some of the symptoms that occur during childhood may disappear into adulthood. For example, the flipping of letters and numbers should disappear around the ages of 7 or 8. However, the difficulties associated with dyslexia if left untreated will still remain throughout adulthood. It can be difficult to see dyslexia symptoms in adults because adults are conditioned to avoid the situations or hide the symptoms. No two dyslexic people will have the same symptoms. Some dyslexic symptoms in adults are:

  1. Difficulty in concentrating
  2. Restlessness
  3. Poor memory skills
  4. Difficulty remembering what was read
  5. Slow reading
  6. Forgetting directions
  7. Time management problems
  8. Difficulty understanding what was read
  9. Depends on digital watches

Dyslexia does not mean a person is less intelligent. Many people who have been diagnosed with dyslexia grew up to have phenomenal careers and futures. Research has shown that people with dyslexia are generally more creative and have an average to above average IQ. There are many famous people who had dyslexia including Vincent Van Gogh, Mozart, Jules Verne, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. Dyslexia symptoms in adults can hold back somebody’s true potential if left untreated. Thankfully, there are ways to normalize the brain’s ability to process information and to successfully fulfill one’s own potential.

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