Dear Dyslexia Researchers,

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has a wonderful website, with many great resources, including this self-assessment for adults:

Dyslexia Self-Assessment for Adults



1  Do you read slowly?


2  Did you have trouble learning how to read when you were in school?


3  Do you often have to read something two or three times before it makes sense?


4  Are you uncomfortable reading out loud?


5  Do you omit, transpose, or add letters when you are reading or writing?


6  Do you find you still have spelling mistakes in your writing even after Spell Check?


7  Do you find it difficult to pronounce uncommon multi-syllable words when you are reading?


8  Do you choose to read magazines or short articles rather than longer books and novels?


9  When you were in school, did you find it extremely difficult to learn a foreign language?


10  Do you avoid work projects or courses that require extensive reading?


If you checked seven or more of these questions, this may indicate dyslexia. Consider seeking consultation from a specialist or a formal diagnostic assessment from a qualified examiner.

I highly recommend going to their site, to take the assessment, to find out if you have dyslexia as an adult, as this will help you figure out whether or not someone in your family tree may have dyslexia.