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Penny Williams
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I would look to technology to assist you with reading and writing. There’s software that will read text aloud to you in any medium (website, email, microsoft office, etc). It won’t only help with speed, but has been shown to improve comprehension as well. That’s text-to-speech tech. There’s also speech-to-text for writing. Google docs has free speech to text in their apps. There’s also Dragon Dictation (which is the software driving our voice functions on our phones). You shouldn’t have to work longer and harder due to disability. Use tools available to help you instead.

There are many options in this article. It’s written for students, but they work for adults as well:

Apps & Tools That Boost Reading, Writing, and Organization

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism