Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which makes it harder to learn, read, write and spell accurately. It is not caused by a lack of education or intellect and it is known to be inherited. Adults with dyslexia experience greater stress and frustration as they try to learn, leading to anxieties relating to literacy acquirement. Adults will often struggle with working memory and the speed of retrieval of information from their long term memory. Adults with dyslexia can present on a spectrum of mild to severe. According to the Dyslexia Association of Ireland around 10 percent of the population have dyslexia (DAI accessed 2019). Adults will have often developed ways of coping and ways of hiding that they have dyslexia. People with dyslexia can be found in every walk of life and workplace, from the shop floor to the board room. Some famous people with dyslexia are; Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Brendan O’Carroll and Stephen Spielberg.
Please click on the link below to listen to Aisling’s continuing journey based on her educational experiences as an adult with dyslexic.
Please click on the link below to listen to Marie’s continuing journey based on her educational experiences as an adult with dyslexic.