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    Has anyone ever been for a Dyslexia test?As im thinking of taking one because I have looked at the symptons of it and I have alot of them.Plus during my English GCSE I misread a question and I gave a illrelevant answer.

    The symtoms I have are.
    -Seems to zone out or daydream often,gets lost easily or loses track of time
    -headaches while reading
    -tends to jumble up letters
    -uncordinated eg can't tell left from right
    -cannot grasp higher math

    My friends also think the way I write is a sign of dyslexia the best way to describe it is writing back wards sort of,the hand position is in the wrong direction.

    Plus I was always slow at English during Primary school and most of Secondary school.
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    (Original post by LittleMissShine)

    The symtoms I have are.
    -Seems to zone out or daydream often,gets lost easily or loses track of time
    -headaches while reading
    -tends to jumble up letters
    -uncordinated eg can't tell left from right
    -cannot grasp higher math
    can anyone grasp higher maths??
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    can anyone grasp higher maths??
    When I said higher maths I ment stuff like algebra.
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    (Original post by LittleMissShine)
    When I said higher maths I ment stuff like algebra.
    oh right, why not go and see one of your teachers and ask for a test that way?
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    I'll have to wait til college starts then.But I will say at the enrolment I think there is a possibility that I have dyslexia.
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    (Original post by LittleMissShine)
    Has anyone ever been for a Dyslexia test?As im thinking of taking one because I have looked at the symptons of it and I have alot of them.Plus during my English GCSE I misread a question and I gave a illrelevant answer.
    I have been assessed, and diagnosed dyslexic.

    In the assessment I was asked general knowledge, such as who Marie Curie was married to, and to identify which books quotes came from etc. It felt a bit like University Challenge.

    There were then various memory tests etc. I won't say much more as it causes problems with diagnosis if you know whats in the test! I also was assessed as an adult (aged 20) so it may be different for someone of 15/16
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    i havnt had a test, but my cousine has.
    she is a couple of years younger than me, and i think she is a bit embaressed of being dyslexic although she has no reason to be :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by dave134)
    I have been assessed, and diagnosed dyslexic.

    In the assessment I was asked general knowledge, such as who Marie Curie was married to, and to identify which books quotes came from etc. It felt a bit like University Challenge.

    There were then various memory tests etc. I won't say much more as it causes problems with diagnosis if you know whats in the test! I also was assessed as an adult (aged 20) so it may be different for someone of 15/16
    wtf.. how does general knowledge reflect if you're dyslexic? I don't even know who the hell Marie Curie is, and never read fiction books so probably wouldn't know the quotes, but I'm pretty sure I'm not dyslexic!
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    I have been assessed as dyslexic and I had to attend support lessons where I had to colour in stuff, it was so funny I felt like I was a 2 year old
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    (Original post by mik1a)
    wtf.. how does general knowledge reflect if you're dyslexic? I don't even know who the hell Marie Curie is, and never read fiction books so probably wouldn't know the quotes, but I'm pretty sure I'm not dyslexic!
    It was to gauge your level of intelligence and education. I guess they use different tests depending on what the outcome of the general knowledge stuff is.

    Its fine not to know who marie curie is, but if you know who she is and all about tolstoy and this and that, but can't repeat back a series of 5 numbers in reverse order, then that is what they are looking for.

    Its differences, not scores
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    (Original post by dave134)
    It was to gauge your level of intelligence and education. I guess they use different tests depending on what the outcome of the general knowledge stuff is.

    Its fine not to know who marie curie is, but if you know who she is and all about tolstoy and this and that, but can't repeat back a series of 5 numbers in reverse order, then that is what they are looking for.

    Its differences, not scores
    But dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence.
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    But dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence.
    Precisely, but the tests for it are affected by your intelligence, so they need to measure a baseline, so they can factor that into their calculations.

    They asked me to read a passage and be prepared to answer questions on it and timed me. They also asked me to read a passage aloud.

    Both of the above tests would depend on your intelligence. A bright dyslexic may record a higher score than a thick person who is not dyslexic. They need to work that kind of distinction into the tests
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    But dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence.
    yes it does, it only occurs in people with a higher than average IQ.
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    I finally had the test in my 30's.

    There are several different tests I know the psychologist used 3 different tests for me. Apparently because I'd developed some coping stratergies over the years she had to take that into account.

    Once you know about it you can learn to get around the problems it causes but also you can use things to your advantage.

    Dyslexics often have a grasp of "the whole picture" rather than just the details. Dyslexics who can play sport (many can't because of coordination problems) can see the whole playing field in their heads.

    I can buy things and know the colour will exactly match something I have at home or that a piece of furniture will exactly fit a space.

    Oh and coloured glasses stop letters jumping around when reading.
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    (Original post by LittleMissShine)
    Has anyone ever been for a Dyslexia test?As im thinking of taking one because I have looked at the symptons of it and I have alot of them.Plus during my English GCSE I misread a question and I gave a illrelevant answer.

    The symtoms I have are.
    -Seems to zone out or daydream often,gets lost easily or loses track of time
    -headaches while reading
    -tends to jumble up letters
    -uncordinated eg can't tell left from right
    -cannot grasp higher math.
    Hey I was diagnosed as very dyslexic at 9, mildly dyslexic at 16 (just before GCSE's)

    of your 'symptoms' above only a few are that of a dyslexic i think. the maths, the jumbly letters, n the left to right thing. im afraid everything else is pretty norm-but could be related i guess.

    As for the tests they are different depending on age. theyre a bit like amplitude tests.. ie dont really know what theyre looking for -spotting patterns, memory etc.

    its worth getting your self tested although it is pricy £100-150!

    By the way you can probably see my biggest dyslexic prob is spelling! although it hasn't held me back at all just got an A at Alevel English yay!

    hope this all helps pm me if u want to ask anything.

    xPx
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    It does sound like you may have mild dyslexia. Take a look at my site for further information. There is even a check list which should tell you if you are likely to be dyslexic. being dyslexic.co.uk online test

    If you think you are then you need to have an educational Psychologists Report carried out which will tell you for defenite. Then you can look at getting the right support put in place!
 
 
 
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