Don't like reading?
Being dyslexic doesn’t mean you can’t read however it can mean that sometimes it takes more concentration and effort to take in information while reading. Reading forms to fill out can be hard because of the way they look. Reading books about stories that you can imagine are easier than reading to get information like a textbook or recipe book.
Some dyslexics miss words they don’t know when reading and will “work it out” from other sources and from their own general knowledge. This can be hard when you are doing exam questions because you have to know what each word means.
Challenges for Dyslexics
Short term memory
Ordering and sequencing information
Processing auditory information
Some dyslexics can read and write more easily than others. They have used their problem-solving skills and strong visual memory to compensate for their dyslexia-based challenges. Compensated dyslexics tend to read "by gist". They use context and their knowledge to work out the gist of what they are reading. this becomes a problem when you have to know what each word means (such as in maths, word problems and assessment questions). Increased workload makes their normal coping strategies less reliable and will increase feelings of anxiety.
Strengths for Dyslexics