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Adult Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects at least 1 in 10 individuals, many of whom remain undiagnosed and receive little or no intervention services. For some individuals who have never been diagnosed, dyslexia is a hidden disability which may result in underemployment, difficulty navigating academic environments, difficulty on the job, and reduced self-confidence. Even those who have been diagnosed are likely to struggle with reading or writing in some aspects of their lives. Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder and does not reflect low intelligence. There are many bright and creative individuals with dyslexia who never learn to read, write, and/or spell at a level consistent with their intellectual ability. You are not alone.

Self-Assessment Tool:

Do I Have Dyslexia? – International Dyslexia Association

Language and Literacy Fund:

The mission of the LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FUND is to support and strengthen the reading, spelling and writing skills of adult learners. The Language and Literacy Fund offers literacy classes in the community college setting for those who may or may not have been diagnosed with dyslexia or other learning difference, but their literacy skills are a barrier to achieving individual success.

Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT)

LIFT offers free and easily accessible classes so that functionally illiterate adults can learn to read and write English. Since 1961, over 45,000 low-literate adults have learned to read at LIFT. Today, they continue to grow that number, enhance lives and strengthen communities by teaching adults to read. LIFT serves over 5,000 learners with the help of over 330 volunteers.


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