Since then it has been described and labeled by many, such as A. Other labels have included developmental awkwardness, sensory motor dysfunction, minimal brain dysfunction, motor sequencing disorder, and most recently Developmental Coordination Disorder.
What are the Signs? It is not unusual for people to reach adulthood without having their dyslexic difficulties formally identified. Dyslexia is unique from one individual to the next, therefore people will display some or a combination of characteristics in different forms and degrees of severity.
Signs that an adult may have dyslexia include: Difficulty following multiple instructions Issues with sequencing words or ideas Difficulty concentrating and easily distracted by background noise Difficulty with reading, including speed and accuracy Problems with organisational skills, including time management Poor spelling Re-reading information to understand the context and meaning All of the above can lead to a lack of confidence and can cause frustration for the individual with dyslexia.
However, dyslexia is also characterised by a combination of the following strengths: Innovative Good at seeing the bigger picture Thinking "outside the box" Creative with good visual skills Skilled at multidimensional thinking How is it Diagnosed? At Ability Smart, a dyslexia diagnosis involves a suitably qualified and experienced assessor conducting a range of comprehensive diagnostic and advisory services.
Pre-assessment Questionnaire - to gain a detailed understanding of the adult's difficulties, and their medical and educational history; Cognitive Functioning Assessment - to gain an overview of the adult's abilities such as; short term visual memory, short term auditory memory, verbal comprehension, and perceptual organisation; Reading, Writing and Spelling Analysis - to assess the adult's literacy attainment and identify any specific problem areas.
For adults in the workplace, Ability Smart offers the following additional services: Workplace Needs Assessment - to determine how the adult's dyslexia affects them at work and to recommend strategies to address these issues; Adult Learner's Profile - a service offered in conjunction with a Workplace Needs Assessment for adults who have previously undergone a diagnostic assessment.
This will identify their preferred learning style. What Solutions are Available? Ability Smart delivers a wide range of tailored interventions for adults in the workplace who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. One-to-one Support Training The difficulties associated with dyslexia can be alleviated by adopting various compensatory strategies, to minimise the effects of this condition.
The use of Assistive Technology. This has had a significant impact on empowering adults with dyslexia. Software can now transfer text to speech, which aids in processing information if the individual has difficulty with reading.
Using a digital voice recorder. This enables adults to record verbal instructions and then play them back. It is particularly useful when having to dictate notes, for example from a meeting. Ability Smart believes that, with the appropriate adjustments put in place, an adult's true potential can really be unlocked.
To learn more about the solutions offered by Ability Smart, click here. Contact Ability Smart to enquire about an assessment for dyslexia by clicking here.Many people have poor handwriting, but dysgraphia is more serious.
Dsygraphia is a neurological disorder that generally appears when children are first learning to write.
Writing by hand can be physically painful for people who have it. WRITING, typing, riding a bike, driving a car, doing DIY around the home - these are just a few of the everyday activities that can be more tricky for people with dyspraxia, or developmental.
Dyspraxia shop to help people with dyspraxia, DCD, Dysgraphia and dyslexia We’re on holiday! We are having a short break and will be re-opening on 18th July Pens, Pencils and Writing Aids. A variety of pens, pencils and other writing aids specially designed to assist children and adults who find it difficult or tiring to write neatly.
Including the popular Yoropen and PenAgain ranges, and a wide selection of grips. Dyspraxia is considered a neurological disorder. The brain is responsible for formulating actions and sending messages to the various parts of the body that will carry out these actions.
Those with dyspraxia are unable to fully develop these pathways that allow the brain to formulate and execute movement.
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty, which affects the way a person processes information in their brain. For instance, it can affect the ability to process the sounds of language (phonological skills), track a series of numbers (visual processing skills), and generally process information quickly and accurately (working memory).