A new definition and understanding of what dyslexia is for adults.
Dyslexia is a "learning disability that affects reading and writing." While that is true and one of the primary ways dyslexia presents, it is not a complete definition of what dyslexia is, especially for adults.
We decided it was about time that someone came up with a new definition more all-encompassing of what dyslexia is and how it affects people at all stages of life.
Our definition: Dyslexia is a neuro-diversity that utilizes different areas of the brain to process information, allowing individuals to form a unique set of strengths and challenges.
Dyslexia is not just for kids. As we grow up and learn how to manage the spelling and reading side of dyslexia, we start to see it become more prevalent in other areas. Small things like word recall, knowing right from left quickly, mixing up measurements, and estimating how long something takes, are all examples of dyslexia in everyday life.
We will never "outgrow" or "overcome" our dyslexia, but, Dyslexia in Adults is on a mission to end people's toxic outlook on dyslexia. We are here to focus on the strengths, create systems that work for us, and build confidence. Learning to manage your dyslexia and see it as a unique skillset is life-changing (ask the Hive Members)!
We are currently working on a comprehensive guide about what dyslexia is, how it affects adults, the strengths and weaknesses you will face, and building confidence! If you are interested in getting your hands on a copy, sign up for our newsletter!