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ARE YOU DYSLEXIC?

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: 

If one or more of the following symptoms are evident, dyslexia may be present:

 Reading 

  • Memory instability for letters, words, or numbers 

  • A tendency to skip over or scramble letters, words, and sentences 

  • A poor, slow, fatiguing reading ability prone to compensatory head tilting, near-far focusing, and finger pointing 

  • Reversal of letters such as b and d, words such as saw and was, and numbers such as 6 and 9, or 16 and 61 

  • Word blurring or movement or double images 

  • Headaches, vertigo, or nausea brought on by reading 

 Writing 

  • Messy, poorly angulated, or drifting handwriting prone to size, spacing, and letter-sequencing errors similar to those pictured right.

 

 Spelling, Math, Memory, and Grammar 

  • Memory instability for spelling, grammar, math, names, dates, and lists; for sequences such as the alphabet, the days of the week, and the months of the year; and for following directions. 

 

 Speech 

  • Speech disorders such as slurring, stuttering, minor articulation errors, poor word recall, and auditory-input and motor-output speech time lags, rendering speech perception and enunciation more slowly than desired; and a tendency to word scrambling, slips of the tongue, or misperception of the ear

 

 Direction 

  • Right/left and related directional uncertainty, such as difficulty knowing or remembering east or west, north or south 

  • Easy spatial disorientation 

 

 Time 

  • Delay in learning to tell time, as well as a host of time-related symptoms, including lateness, compulsive scheduling, and even procrastination or difficulty starting things on time

 

 Concentration and Activity (ADD or ADHD) 

  • Impaired concentration, distractibility, hyperactivity, or overactivity 

  • Behavior, temper, or impulse disturbances

 

 Balance and Coordination 

  • Difficulties with balance and coordination functions, e.g., walking, running, skipping, hopping, tying shoelaces, and buttoning buttons; accident proneness

 

 Psychosomatics 

  • Have headaches, stomachaches, nausea, excessive fatigue and related "psychosomatic" symptoms sent you from medical pillar to post, to no avail? 

  • Are you prone to dizziness or motion sickness? Ringing ears? Bed wetting? 

  • Does your infant or young child suffer from cyclical vomiting syndrome? 

  • Are you oversensitive to hot and cold?

 

 Fears, Phobias and Related Anxiety Symptoms

Do you have phobias and related psychological and physical symptoms that have thus far defied a clear understanding and successful treatment? For example:

  • Fears of the dark, getting lost, going to school.

  • Fear or the avoidance of various balance, coordination, sports, and motion-related activities.

  • Are you frightened by heights, cars, planes, bridges, elevators, subways, tunnels, open spaces, crowds, department stores, getting lost, losing control, and/or going crazy?

  • Do irresistible, repetitive thoughts and actions — obsessions and compulsions — harass you and rigidify your ability to relax freely?

  • Are you compelled to touch and retouch, check and recheck, think and rethink, and forever make lists of what must be done to avoid memory uncertainty and related anxiety?

 

 Self-Esteem/Body Image 

  • Are you prone to indecisiveness and feelings of inferiority, stupidity, ugliness?

 

 Mood/Depression 

  • Mood fluctuations, depressions, irritability

 

 Socialization 

  • Inept social skills 

  • Shyness, fear of rejection, etc.

 

 Emotions/Expression 

  • Difficulty reading one?s own emotions and those of others, ie Aspergers Syndrome 

  • Impaired/awkward facial and/or body expressions

 

 Thinking/Cognition 

  • Slow, hesitant and/or halting thoughts and their expression 

  • Foggy, blank and mistaken thought sequences

If Any Of The Above Symptoms Are Present YOU MAY BE DYSLEXIC.

YOU CAN GET HELP.

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