Help for Adults with Dyslexia

It is estimated that at least 1 in 10 individuals must deal with dyslexia. Many have remained undiagnosed and unsupported well into adulthood. And although the primary focus of this blog is on helping and advocating for children with dyslexia, over the years I have also blogged about help for adults with dyslexia. So for Dyslexia Awareness Month, I wanted to share a few of my blogs that directly address the needs and challenges of adults with dyslexia.

5 Hallmarks of Adults with Dyslexia. Since so many adults with dyslexia are undiagnosed, there are countless thousands of folks who are silently dealing with the toxic burdens of shame, anxiety, and the fear of being found out. If you suspect that you have dyslexia, this article will help you discover three steps you can take to cope with and understand your struggles. You are not alone!

A businessman in a suit tries to read off a tablet, but the letters seem to blow away in the wind. Help for adults with dyslexia is available.

Living with an Adult with Dyslexia. This is one of my most-read blogs, as my wife and I share the journey we’ve had together and the effect my dyslexia has had on our relationship. We’ve both had so much to learn! But learning all we can about dyslexia has made all the difference, and it can for you too.

A closeup of a dark-haired young woman's face shows her looking stressed and thoughtful while her husband behind her is out of focus, resting his head on his hand in a gesture of despair. How can marriage thrive when one partner is dyslexic? Learn from one couple's experience. Help for adult dyslexics is available.

Adolescent and Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis Survival Tips. One hallmark of life with dyslexia is that every task requiring reading, writing, and sometimes math require extra time to complete. Lots of extra time. So how can one prioritize, schedule, and manage when time is such an issue? We’ll consider some takeaways from David Rock’s book, Your Brain at Work. While it’s not a book specifically for dyslexics, there are some great ideas to implement, including a great coping skill for dealing with negative self-talk that provides a lot of useful help for adults with dyslexia.

A man in a suit grabs his hair as many small people are perched on his arms, shoulders, and head, shouting at him through megaphones. This symbolizes the feeling of an overloaded brain that all of us, but especially dyslexics often feel. This blog offers some suggestions for brain management to help with that feeling. Help for adults with dyslexia is available.

Dyslexia: When It’s as Good As It Gets. This is another reader favorite. In it, I share the fact that since dyslexia can’t be outgrown, it’s with us for life. How can we accept and live with our challenges and limitations? Read on.

A young adult sits at a desk writing with a very large pencil and surrounded by very large books. He feels overwhelmed. Help for adults with dyslexia is available.

Coping with a sense of Loss of Control. Written during COVID-19, this installment deals with times in life when we feel lost or out of control. Whether we feel overwhelmed with the current health issues plaguing our planet, or overloaded because of our own challenges with dyslexia, this blog will help you find your balance again and rethink the choices that are still available to you.

A jungle explorer wearing a safari had and thick glasses ponders a map while surrounded by dense foliage. Both the pandemic and dyslexia can make a person feel lost and out of control. Help for adults with dyslexia is available.
Two book covers of Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent's Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention by Faith Borkowsky and Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Don M. Winn are great books to help parents help dyslexic children with virtual school and all other dyslexia and reading-related issues.

Wherever you and your family are in your dyslexia experience, don’t miss the award-winning books Raising a Child With Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know, by Don M. Winn, and Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent’s Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention, by reading specialist Faith Borkowsky.

Cardboard Box Adventures picture books are great for shared reading and can help parents establish a strong preliteracy foundation for their children. Check out the CBA Catalog for a full list of award-winning picture books, chapter books, and resources for parents and educators. Visit my Amazon author page for more information.