Common signs of dyslexia in high school and college

Dyslexia is a learning disability that hinders the development of some language skills. People with dyslexia are unique, with different strengths and weaknesses. The following is a list of signs from the International Dyslexia Association.

A person this age with dyslexia:

  • May read very slowly with many inaccuracies.
  • Continues to spell incorrectly; frequently spells the same word differently in a single piece of writing.
  • May procrastinate on reading and writing tasks.
  • May avoid writing and may have trouble summarizing and outlining.
  • May have poor memory skills and work slowly.
  • May have an inadequate vocabulary and an inadequate store of knowledge from previous reading.

Last Updated: June 12, 2008

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