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A checklist for adults


This checklist gives a preliminary indication of whether problems are dyslexia related. The checklist is not a substitute for a full psychological diagnostic assessment but can highlight if you need one.


The questions relate to different areas of dyslexia, so don’t miss any out! Answer each question as honestly as you can – if you’re not sure what to answer for any question, put the answer that seems true most of the time.


Circle the correct answer, yes or no:


1. Do you find it difficult telling left from right? Yes / No


2. Do you find map reading or finding your way to a strange place confusing? Yes / No


3. Do you dislike reading aloud? Yes / No


4. Do you take longer than you feel you should to read a page of a book? Yes / No


5. Do you find it difficult to remember the sense of what you have read? Yes / No


6. Do you dislike reading long books? Yes / No


7. Is your spelling poor? Yes / No


8. Is your writing difficult to read? Yes / No


9. Do you get confused if you speak in public? Yes / No


10. Do you find it difficult to take messages on the telephone and pass them on correctly? Yes / No


11. When you have to say a long word, do you sometimes find it difficult to get all the sounds in the right order? Yes / No


12. Do you find it difficult to do sums in your head without using your fingers or paper? Yes / No


13. When using the telephone, do you tend to get the numbers mixed up when you dial? Yes / No


14. Do you find it difficult to say the months of the year forwards in a fluent manner? Yes / No


15. Do you find it difficult to say the months of year backwards? Yes / No


16. Do you mix up dates and times and miss appointments? Yes / No


17. When writing cheques, do you frequently find yourself making mistakes? Yes / No


18. Do you find forms difficult and confusing? Yes / No


19. Do you mix up bus numbers like 19 and 91? Yes / No


20. Did you find it hard to learn your multiplication tables at school? Yes / No


This checklist was created by M. Vinegrad: ‘A Revised Dyslexia Checklist’, published in Educare, No 48, March 1994. Issued with permission from M. Vinegrad)


If you answered ‘yes’ to nine or more of these questions, this is a strong indicator that you may be dyslexic.


Please contact us on 020 7388 8744 for an informal chat about what to do next, or see the section on services provided. Whatever you do, it is very important that you get services tailored to your needs and priorities. We take a very individual and specialist approach, and will work hard to provide you with the services that are most going to benefit you. We aim to enable you to:


  • Develop your skills and abilities

  • Develop strategies to overcome the difficulties dyslexia can present

  • Explain to others why you do things in certain ways and what you need to improve your performance.










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