If you are a college student and believe you have a learning disability such as dyslexia, you should contact your college's Office for Students with Disabilities.
If you are a college student and have a specific skill need (for example you want to read faster or take notes better), you may want to contact your college's Developmental Studies department.
If you are an adult in the workforce and believe you might have a learning disability affecting your job, you may want to contact your county's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
If you would like help with your reading and you have not graduated from high school or obtained your GED, you may want to contact your county's office of Adult Education. In many places, there are a variety of non-profit organizations that have adult literacy programs.
What are the characteristics of dyslexia?
Generally, individuals with dyslexia have trouble reading and spelling words. However, they often have excellent comprehension of spoken language.
Individuals with dyslexia often exhibit difficulties in the following areas:
Difficulty with Reading and Written Expression (all people with dyslexia have trouble with reading and writing)
Difficulty with Oral Language (Some students with dyslexia exhibit oral language problems)
How can dyslexia be treated?
Students with dyslexia need a special kind of reading program that includes training in phonological awareness and provides systematic, structured instruction in phonics. Typical phonics programs will not generally be effective for students with dyslexia.
Characteristics of Individuals with Dyslexia in High School, College, and as an Adult: