Late Diagnosis of Dyslexia – What You Need to Know

It can be really hard and confusing to suffer from a condition that is  misunderstood and not always detected as early as it should be. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that is often diagnosed late because many people are not yet aware of this condition. Another reason for the late diagnosis of dyslexia are the misleading symptoms of this condition of the affected person, that looks like it is just carelessness, laziness or being a slow learner.

When a child has difficulty reading at the age when most children of his or her age can fluently read, that particular child will be perceived as someone who is slow learner, lazy, lacks intelligence or plainly stupid. It is often overlooked that his or her  learning difficulty might be dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability resulting to difficulties in spelling, reading, processing numbers, sequence, time management and taking instructions. Dyslexics are not stupid, they have normal or even higher intelligence quotient; the way they process information is just different from those without dyslexia. Late diagnosis of dyslexia can also delay the coping ability of people with dyslexia. Continue reading