Is There a Test That Adults Can Take to Determine If They Have Dyslexia?

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Adults who suspect they have dyslexia can take a learning disability assessment with a trained educator at a clinic, educational institution or disability agency. Tests for dyslexia evaluate processing, intelligence and achievement as well as the patient's learning style and educational limitations encountered in the past.

A trained professional conducts an informal interview, career interest inventory, remove of school, work and medical histories and a brief test to determine if an adult has dyslexia. The diagnosis often accompanies recommendations for treatment, tutoring and work-related strategies to succeed academically and professionally. Components of a dyslexia test vary based on the administering agency or facility.