About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difference characterized by challenges with reading, writing, and focus. Some of the strengths associated with dyslexia are strong 3D visualization, out-of-the-box thinking,  and holistic or global thinking.

Screening Tools and Self-Assessment

International Dyslexia Association - Dyslexia Screening - Adult Reading History Questionnaire (ARHQ) is a self-report screening tool designed to measure risk of reading disability in adults.

National Science Teaching Association on Learning Disabilities - Explains the most common learning disabilities along with tips to identify and manage them in an educational setting.

The Dyslexic Advantage – Screening Tool - Online screening test for dyslexia based on a simple checklist developed by Ian Smythe and John Everett in 2001. The results of the screening include Unlikely, Mild-to-Moderate, and Moderate-to-Severe.

Learning Disabilities – Dyscalculia - Commonly referred to "math dyslexia," dyscalculia is a learning disability that makes dealing with numbers or math frustrating. This self-assessment is created from a checklist developed by Dyscalculia.org.

​Learning Disabilities – Dyslexia - This website offers a free online self-assessment to test if you show symptoms similar to those of dyslexia. The test was developed by the Davis Dyslexia Association International.

​Dyslexia Screener for Adults - The Adult Reading History Questionnaire (ARHQ) is a self-test to assess risk (minimal, moderate, or significant) of dyslexia based on reading history and habits.  

Organizations and Resources

​Learning Disabilities Association of America - LDA is an organization that supports people with learning disabilities. They have resources for everybody: parents, educators, adults, professionals, and students!

​National Center for Learning Disabilities - This organization strives to assist those with learning and attention issues. They offer opportunities for advocacy, research, scholarships, and education.

​Resources for Adults With Learning Disabilities & ADHD - This website offers a list of various resources and contact information to support individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD.

Dyslexic Advantage - This nonprofit was founded by Dr. Brock Eide and Dr. Fernette Eide, the authors of the best-selling book The Dyslexic Advantage, and provides a mountain of resources for students and teachers.

Peggy Stern – Filmmaker - Peggy Stern is an Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker that leverages her life-long experiences with dyslexia through her art to inspire future generations dealing with learning differences.

​LeDerick Horne – Poet - LeDerick Horne is a spoken-word poet and disability advocate. He travels across the world proudly sharing his learning disability experiences.

​Carol Greider – Influential Person (Molecular Biologist) - Carol Greider was diagnosed with dyslexia in her childhood. She has greatly contributed to the medical field through her discovery of telomerase, a key enzyme in cellular aging and in cancer growth.

​Being You – Film Documentary - This online documentary follows three young people as they travel across America to speak with different individuals with learning and attention issues that transformed their experiences into assets in both their personal and professional lives.

The Advantages of Dyslexia - Read this article to learn more about the cognitive advantages dyslexic individuals have exhibited in various research studies.

​Different Types of Learners: What College Students Should Know - This article explores different approaches to learning within traditional and contemporary education environments. All students learn differently and understanding what works for you can best support your learning process.

​8 Voice-to-Text Software That’ll Help You Work Faster - Learn more about these voice-to-text software. These tools automate the document creation process so that you can freely write, hands-free! Typing is slower than the speed at which the brain processes information.

Headstrong Nation - This nonprofit seeks to empower dyslexic individuals in understanding their dyslexia to find new approaches to learn and work.