Have to work harder to keep up?
Dyslexics will likely have to put in more time and effort to complete some task that others find easy to do. For example, writing essay’s at school, studying at university, writing reports at work or understanding instructions. Because a dyslexic’s brain processes information in a different was they need to spend time converting it into a format that isn’t naturally easy for them but suits the majority. If dyslexics could explain an idea rather than writing it, could draw diagrams rather than using words, use bullet points this would make it closer to the format they need to have it in. It doesn’t mean they can’t do it, it just takes longer and more effort.
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