Find Out If You’re Dyslexic

The following is a simple, unofficial test developed to detect specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Question 1 of 13

1 point

Do you (or did you) have problems reading in grades 6-8?

Yes No

Question 2 of 13

1 point

Do you (or did you) have problems working from a test booklet to an answer sheet?

Yes No

Question 3 of 13

1 point

Do you prefer audio material, like books on tape or podcasts to reading books?

Yes No

Question 4 of 13

1 point

Do you show unusual strength in strategic or creative thinking?

Yes No

Question 5 of 13

1 point

Do any of your family members identify as having so-called “learning disabilities”?

Yes No

Question 6 of 13

2 points

Do you (or did you) have problems reading or with math in grades 1-5?

Yes No

Question 7 of 13

2 points

Do you tend to learn by talking to people rather than by reading about subjects?

Yes No

Question 8 of 13

3 points

Do you have problems filling out forms by hand?

Yes No

Question 9 of 13

3 points

Do you have problems memorizing series of numbers?

Yes No

Question 10 of 13

3 points

Do you have problems remembering how to spell simple words you know?

Yes No

Question 11 of 13

4 points

Do you come up with highly creative solutions to problems most people solve in a standard way?

Yes No

Question 12 of 13

4 points

Do you start books, but rarely read them all the way through?

Yes No

Question 13 of 13

4 points

Were you (or are you) identified as a special education student or given extra time in school?

Yes No

This test was adapted from the Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Learning Needs Screening Tool.