How to Know If You (or Someone You Know) Have Dyslexia?

How Does an Individual Know If He or She Has Dyslexia?

As a person with severe dyslexia, I have been dealing with this question my entire life. After suffering from dyslexia, I finally found a solution in my late 20s. I then dedicated my life to helping others overcome their concerns with dyslexia.

However, that still leaves the question: How do you find out if you are dyslexic without spending thousands of dollars on a neuropsychological exam? After years of research, I found one question that, if its answer is yes, generally indicates that a person is dyslexic.

Where to Start Looking

The first part of the question requires finding a person’s specialty. This is something that the person is extremely good at and really enjoys – something they could happily do all day. 

Once you find the person’s specialty, ask them the following question:

“In your specialty, have you ever found that you are thinking at light speed, but with little to no organization?”

If the answer is yes, I recommend that the person gets a neuropsychological exam so that they can identify their precise concerns with dyslexia.

Knowledge Is Power… If You Know How to Use It

Now we need to answer the following question:

“How do we use this knowledge to finally overcome our reading and writing concerns related to dyslexia?”

The answer is simple; we must force our brains to organize themselves by using writing as a measurable output. 

That last sentence might seem simple, but the science behind it is quite complicated. Do you recall that the dyslexic answered yes, indicating that, in their specialty, they think very quickly, but with little to no organization?

disorganized tangled wires on a telephone pole trying to be organized by a lineman

How can a dyslexic recall what they read, or write clearly, with a disorganized mind? By forcing their brain to organize itself. Using writing as a measurable output, we found that dyslexic students can quickly bring their reading and writing skills to grade level.

What to Do Next?

If you’d like to learn more about how you, or your child can overcome dyslexia, set up a call with me!

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