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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.