Download the PDF version of this article here. I have been asked many times why I am so interested in dyslexia and I always answer with one word, well, one name, Lynford. Before my foray into the world of families and dyslexia, I was deeply entrenched in the world of adult literacy.
The reading strategies in this section will help you to develop a deeper understanding of how you take in written information. Below are the essential skills you need to continuously improve. It will really make you feel like you've beaten dyslexia when you realise you can improve your reading ability.
Some dyslexic adults feel unable to cope with their difficultieswhilst others have found ways to get round their problems, but changing demands at work or a new v enture in life can present tough challenges. Some adults have known about their dyslexia for years, whilst others wonder whether they might be dyslexic, or are coming to terms with a recent diagnosis. It is estimated that dyslexia affects as many as 1 in 10 of the population to some degree.
Reading Horizons. Helping Adults with Dyslexia Helping adults with dyslexia is critical to improving opportunities for education, employment, and independent living. D yslexia is a brain-based, specific learning disability that most frequently causes difficulty with fluent and accurate word recognition, spelling, and decoding abilities.
There is no deadline or age limit for when a person can learn to read. Research attests to the plasticity of the human brain and its ability to reshape itself in mature adults as it does in children. There are many dyslexic adults who are out of school and working or in retirement who simply want to learn to read or have more focused goals related to their work or to pursuing a high school equivalency GED diploma.
The following resources were first drawn up by our e-Campus coordinator, speech therapist Fialta Salembier, based on three criteria: evidence-based, non commercial and useful for teachers. We are open to remarks about the resources and to suggestions of resources to add send to amy at dyslexia-and-literacy. Some hints and references.
Jump to navigation. Dyslexia is a specific learning difference that can affect literacy skills in children and adults. This is because it makes it harder to break language down into its component sounds, which complicates the process of sounding words out and spelling them.