Symptom Tests

Dyslexia Symptom Test for Adults

Could your lifelong reading and spelling challenges be the result of undiagnosed dyslexia? Take this quick self-test to find out if you show signs of a learning disability in addition to (or instead of) ADHD / ADD.

Do you need to read a sentence or paragraph three or four times before you “get it”?

Do you avoid situations where you’ll have to read out loud?

Do you mix up letters or forget them entirely when writing?

Do you misspell common words — misspelling them a different way every time?

Do you find yourself reading slower than most people you know?

Do you avoid projects that involve a lot of reading?

Have you found yourself turning down promotions or opportunities for advancement in your career?

Do you struggle to pronounce long words out loud, even if you know them?

Are you accused of “not listening” because you can’t summarize or recall details of a recent conversation?

Do you lose your place when reading, even if the topic is interesting to you?

Do you get lost when following directions, or confuse your left for your right?

Do you confuse or forget the names of common household objects — calling a fork a spoon, for instance?

Do you have very particular requirements for your favorite fonts, paper color, or other visuals while at work?

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