Dyslexia Solutions is a professional partnership offering a range of support services to meet the needs of all dyslexic (and dyspraxic) adults, their families, friends, employers, trainers and tutors. Dyslexia Solutions is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Excellent local communications allow us to work regularly in London and the north of England.
We believe that every dyslexic/dyspraxic adult should have the opportunity to:
- Develop an understanding of their personal profile of strengths and difficulties
- Be introduced to techniques and strategies that will help them build on their strengths and overcome their difficulties
- Develop the confidence to achieve their full potential
Dyslexia and Dyspraxia in Adults
Dyslexia and dyspraxia are complex - it is highly unlikely that any two adults will have exactly the same profile. Dyslexic/dyspraxic adults frequently have surprising strengths and difficulties.
There are many definitions of dyslexia. Dyslexia causes problems with reading, writing and spelling. It can also affect short-term memory, concentration, organisation, time management and sequencing.
A definition of dyspraxia can be found on Dyspraxia Foundation's website. Dyspraxia typically causes problems with processing what you read, handwriting, organisation of ideas, personal organisation and time management. There will be a childhood history of motor coordination and motor skill difficulties.
Dyslexic/dyspraxic difficulties in adults can result in stress and low self-esteem.
Dyslexic/dyspraxic adults often have strengths in areas such as creative arts & design, problem solving, thinking holistically and working with people in the caring professions. They are typically very focused, determined and hard working.
Dyslexic/dyspraxic adults may not succeed because they don’t understand their own way of thinking and so become frustrated by difficulties with seemingly simple tasks.
If you think you might be dyslexic try the screening available at www.beingdyslexic.co.uk If you answer yes to nine or more of the questions you should consider having an assessment.
Another screening checklist can be accessed at www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
It is unlikely that any two adults will have exactly the same difficulties
Dyslexia and in adults is not just about reading and writing….memory, time management and organisation often cause more problems
Dyslexic and dyspraxic adults often have strengths in creative arts, problem solving, thinking holistically and working with people
Do you think you might be dyslexic?
Try this screening:
Click here to take the test.
If you answer ‘yes’ to 9 or more questions you may be dyslexic