Dyslexia has been described as a difficulty in processing information which may be
linked to deficiencies in short-term memory and visual coordination. It is an inherent
weakness in short-term memory, that is either auditory or visual, which can make it
extremely difficult for that person to learn and understand the relation between symbols
and spoken sounds.
This difficulty allows the person to be unable to correctly speak the
correct flow of auditory sounds needed to make a word or sentence sound proper.
The range and severity of the problem of adult dyslexia varies widely between dyslexic
people. The main areas of difficulty that occur most often are reading, writing, spelling,
numeric, personal organization and time-keeping. However, the degree to which
individuals may be affected ranges from mild spelling difficulties to severe
organizational problems or complete illiteracy. In all reality there really is no such thing
as a typical case of dyslexia.
In some cases people with dyslexia are unaware that they suffer from such a problem
whereas others haven’t had a confirmed diagnosis until adulthood. Adult dyslexia is
difficult to recognize and identify as it’s a problem that many people either don’t realize
they have or they try to hide it. Simple tasks that a person with dyslexia may try to
perform may become increasingly more difficult, such as taking down a message, which
can lead to frustration and anxiety.