I think I have dyslexia, is it possible?

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I'm 17 years old, turning 18 soon.
After reading a couple of articles and posts on the internet. I think I have dyslexia.

I was reading words such as pairs. And after reading it atleast 3 times on different days, I kept thinking it said paris.

It happens to many other words too.
Is it possible for me to have it? Because I'm 17. And I haven't had it when I was younger.

Also how do I take a test for dyslexia?

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Hmm. I don't know if you can develop dyslexia. If this is really proving a hindrance (and you're sure it's not a problem with your glasses or contacts) then go to your GP and try and get a referral.
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Go to your doctor. No one on TSR can diagnose it over the internet.

Are you sure you're not just tired, with the Paris-pairs thing?
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Dsylexia isnt something that comes out of nowhere, if you have it you have it for your entire life however it is possible that you may have got to 17 without being tested, what you describe is typical of dyslexia however you could just be tried?
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and you would need to be tested by a educational psychologist which your school or college can arrange.
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I am 16 and just found out I have dyslexia, take some tests online and if they say that there is a chance of you having it then to and see a specialist that's what I did


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Can a Dyslexic person spell Dyslexia ?
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Speak to the disability department at college / uni.

Have you had your eyes tested? And you'd have to have more symptoms than reading difficulties to be diagnosed.
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Dyslexia is something you have your whole life, you don't develop it or anything like that. They commonly test you for Dyslexia as well as Dyspraxia (mostly co-ordination problems) as the two are very closely linked (or at least that's what the boffins think!) If you are in education there should be a department which can help you out and get you tested. If you are no longer at school/college, then the GP is the next best thing. If you are at school, depending on your school and how dyslexic they think you are (they'll explain everything to you when you get your results) then they might be able to offer you some help.

Most common problems are spelling, memory, numeracy, reading, writing etc. If you have other ills in these departments it's worth getting it checked out. If it's just reading though, they might not be able to help you much.
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(Original post by iWoof)
I'm 17 years old, turning 18 soon.
After reading a couple of articles and posts on the internet. I think I have dyslexia.

I was reading words such as pairs. And after reading it atleast 3 times on different days, I kept thinking it said paris.

It happens to many other words too.
Is it possible for me to have it? Because I'm 17. And I haven't had it when I was younger.

Also how do I take a test for dyslexia?

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Read this post a few times and I kept thinking you wrote "pairs" both times and only just realised you wrote Paris?!


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Thanks for the support guys.
I guess tiredness could be a factor.



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Most common problems are spelling, memory, numeracy, reading, writing etc. If you have other ills in these departments it's worth getting it checked out. If it's just reading though, they might not be able to help you much.
:yes: I was told I am Dyslexic because the screening test said I may have it. My only symptom is reading difficulties. I was told by the Ed Psych I don't have it because my logic is too good.

Also, some of us with Irlens Syndrome (which is common in individuals with Dyslexia) do have some difficulties with reading - mainly because there's too much glare, etc.
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(Original post by OU Student)
:yes: I was told I am Dyslexic because the screening test said I may have it. My only symptom is reading difficulties. I was told by the Ed Psych I don't have it because my logic is too good.

Also, some of us with Irlens Syndrome (which is common in individuals with Dyslexia) do have some difficulties with reading - mainly because there's too much glare, etc.
Ahh, that's interesting, thank you for sharing, I wasn't aware of that. =) My problem isn't so much reading but with co-ordination and memory so I wasn't aware of Irlens.
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