(HealthDay News) - Dyslexia is a common learning disability in which a person may have difficulty reading, spelling and interpreting words. It's often diagnosed during childhood, when a child is learning to read and write.
However, dyslexia can continue to make reading and writing difficult in adults who did not receive help in childhood.
The International Dyslexia Association lists these common symptoms of dyslexia in adults:
- Avoiding or hiding problems with reading and writing.
- Poor spelling.
- Problems with time management and organizational skills.
- Often relying on memory and speaking skills rather than reading and writing.
- Holding a job well below one's intellectual ability.