- Appears intelligent, but has difficulty with written symbols (reading, writing or math).
- Described as being lazy, careless, immature or as an "over-achiever."
- Low self-esteem, fights depression, self-conscious or hides and covers up weaknesses.
- Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, computers or engineering.
- Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation and visual aids. (May struggle with lectures)
- Confused by verbal or written instructions.
- Remembers struggling in school or may have children who are struggling in school.
- Employed in areas that emphasize use of visual imagery. (Entrepreneurs, engineers, tradesmen, artists, executives, ITs, salesmen or athletes.)
- Difficulty focussing on the task at hand: may excel at multitasking.
- Has difficulty with or is stressed by organizing meetings or events.
- Inability to follow-through, finish tasks or consistently hold a job.
- Unable to advance in the workplace due to a fear of, or inability to complete written exams.
Hearing and speech
- Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.
- Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.
Vision and reading
- Experiences headaches, stomach aches or stress while reading.
- Confused by letters, numbers, words or sequences.
- Unaware that reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.
- Proof-reading is ineffective.
- Extremely keen sighted, observant, or lacks depth perception or peripheral vision.
- Avoids reading aloud; finds silent reading easier.
- Needs to reread information several times in order to comprehend.
- Gets tired or bored easily from reading.
Hearing and speech
- Appears to hear things not said or apparent to others; argues frequently; often accused of "not listening."
- Difficulty putting thoughts into words, stutters under stress, mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words and syllables when speaking.
- Easily distracted or frustrated by sounds when trying to focus.