Many adults struggle openly with learning disabilities, informing family, friends and employers, and taking steps to address and manage their condition. When children are not able to read and write, it can cause them to quickly fall behind their peers. This can make it harder for an adult to accept a diagnosis and seek out treatment. In certain cases a diagnosis can lead to a greater quality of life for an adult who no longer needs to deal with the private shame or embarrassment of struggling with reading and writing. Apply for a free trial.
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When learning disabilities in adults go undiagnosed
Here are some of the signs to look out for:. To complicate the situation further, social stigmas about learning disabilities falsely equate conditions like dyslexia and attention deficit disorder with low intelligence. Some estimates suggest that 1 in 6 adults struggles with reading. The former is associated with impulsive behaviour, acting out, and difficulty sitting still, all of which can make it harder for a child to concentrate at school. Touch-typing and literacy When getting a literacy tutor is not an option, a self-study program that can be followed at home or on a computer at work may be the best option. And in addition to improving reading and spelling skills, users also learn how to touch-type which can go on their resumes and help them write in a more efficient and effective manner when using a keyboard. Dyspraxia While officially classed as a motor disability, people with dyspraxia can have trouble doing routine tasks that require fine motor skills, such as zipping up a backpack, combing their hair and even writing with a pen or pencil.