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This is a test for Dyslexia, is it any good?

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I found this "Test" for Dyslexia. It's a list of things like character traits or current or passed behaviors that someone is supposed to have to see if they are dyslexic. I have or had alot of these traits and I'm wondering if I could be dyslexic. Does anyone have any opinion on if this is a good test? Thank you. Tony.
http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm
      
  • Replied by Gracieon Tuesday, January 08 2013, 03:13 PM·Hide·#1
    Hi There Tony,

    I think that most of the stuff on this this list looks pretty accurate, at least it describes my son. I don't know how old you are but I also found this test for Dyslexia that is more specifically for adults. http://www.dyslexia.com/library/adult-symptoms.htm
    Gracie
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  • Replied by Sarah Leechon Wednesday, January 16 2013, 04:16 AM·Hide·#2
    These both describe my husband perfectly, and he has dyslexia real bad! He finds it really hard. In the UK you can sometimes get help if you contact your local council.
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  • Replied by Kate Ellison Thursday, January 17 2013, 08:02 AM·Hide·#3
    Hi Tony, I am a Teacher with many years experience of identifying the potential for learning difficulties in children, and on balance I would say that is a well-rounded list of traits. Dyslexia can be harder to identify in adults, but there are certainly people who could guide you on what to do. It's never too late! I wish you all the best with finding out what help is available.

    From Teacher69
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  • Replied by Anthony Bon Thursday, January 31 2013, 04:25 PM·Hide·#4
    Okay, Thx to everyone for your reply ~tb
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  • Replied by karen.gon Tuesday, March 05 2013, 03:32 AM·Hide·#5
    My son seems to possess most of these traits, but an assessment by a Behavioural Optometrist ruled out dyslexia. I don't doubt the validity of the test but I'm left wondering if I should seek a second opinion.
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    Replied by HiHopeson Thursday, March 28 2013, 11:03 AM·Hide·#6
    I've found that there are a lot of opinions about what exactly dyslexia is. There are several components that could be a part of an individuals makeup. The ony 'Test' that exsists that is diagnostic in nature is the Dyslexia Determination Test (DDT) which a doctor can diagnose from. It tests for the 3 basic types of dyslexia and permeations of it. So, it takes a look at kinesthetic - motoric, visual and auditory dyslexia. A person can have a combination of these as well. Finding a practitioner who uses this can be challenging but it can give you very clear cut answers.
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