People having learning disability are believed to be dyslectic and the basic symptoms are difficulty in reading, spelling errors and coordination between written and spoken language. The manifold problems of dyslectic persons range from those who can read but are unable to write while some can write but are incapable of reading. It is easy to identify a dyslectic person as he/she is generally slow and disorganized, is unable to study and does not participate in class activities.
A dyslectic individual reveals the huge gap existing between oral and written abilities, those with writing disorders write a page in a different fashion as they write the way they interpret the page which is quite different from the manner in which a normal person reads that page. Identifying dyslectic persons with writing disability is difficult.
An adult dyslectic may be frustrated and experience long periods of intense anger or depression when they fail to achieve their goals. This may revolve round acquiring a job that entails reading, writing and arithmetic skills. Such professional activities cause stress and anxiety resulting in the person avoiding that particular job’s scope-of-work completely.
The common traits and behavior of a dyslectic person is quite different from normal people. The most general trait is inconsistency. Some of the common features associated with dyslectic persons are history of learning problem. They are well versed in oral work but poor in written tests. Though brilliant and intelligent, dyslectic persons show that in some aspects they are below average when compared with normal children.
Dyslexic persons randomly flip words or segments of the words around. To some it makes perfect sense and many don’t even notice it since the word meaning can be comprehended only the letters are at the wrong place. Most of the dyslectic people are talented in artistic spheres, may be drama, music, art and acting, etc. Some dyslectic individuals show lack of concentration and attention as they tend to lose track of time. Many persons who are Dyslexic have trouble with “sight” words and also lack awareness of the sound in words, sequences and syllables.
When such a person passes through adolescence and there is increase in work load at schools and colleges, it is then that dyslectic traits begin to surface. The changes range from marked decline in performance or ongoing problems with friendship or relationships. Dyslectic persons indicate difficulty in interacting with others as well as poor development of social skills. In such people, frustration often creeps in as they realize that attaining their goals becomes an onerous task.
Most of the evaluation tests to identify Dyslectic persons comprise of academic achievement testing and psychological evaluation consisting of IQ tests.
The areas include their learning aptitude, basic academic skill development and personality adjustment factor. The on-line education programs and tests allow Dyslexia related data to be collected to gauge the students’ performance during educational tasks and social interactions. It also helps to document the various behavioral traits of dyslectic persons. The most remarkable features of a dyslectic person are poor spelling, below average literary skills and slow work performance owing to limited attention span.