Adult Dyslexia Checklist

  • Do you find difficulty in telling left from right?

  • Is map reading or finding your way to a strange place confusing?

  • Do you dislike reading aloud?

  • Do you take longer than you should to read a page of a book?

  • Do you find it difficult to remember the sense of what you have read?

  • Do you dislike reading long books?

  • Is your spelling poor?

  • Is your writing difficult to read?

  • Do you get confused if you have to speak in public?

  • Do you find it difficult to take messages on the telephone and pass them on correctly?

  • When you have to say a long word do you sometimes find it difficult to get all the sounds in the right order?

  • Do you find it difficult to do sums in your head without using your fingers or paper?

  • When using the telephone do you tend to get the numbers mixed up when you dial?

  • Do you find it difficult to say the months of the year forward in a fluent manner?

  • Do you find it difficult to say the months of the year backwards?

  • Do you mix up dates and times and mix up appointments?

  • When writing cheques do you frequently find yourself making mistakes?

  • Do you find forms difficult and confusing?

  • Do you mix up bus numbers like 95 and 59?

  • Did you find it hard to learn your multiplication tables at school?

Adult Assessment

A range of Cognitive ability and attainment tests can be used to identify an adult’s strengths and possible weaknesses. Identification of a SpLD can be essential at any stage in life and may be required to ensure particular support, for example within the workplace, through the Access to Work Scheme. Access to Work is a government scheme aimed at helping people with a disability to alter their workplace or gain assistance to make their job easier. As dyslexia is considered a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Regulations 2003, dyslexics may be eligible for assistance through Access to Work. For further information on DSA click here.