Cheri Rae from the Dyslexia Project blogged “If I only had known what to look for.” 

The signs of dyslexia can be confusing.

And often hidden.

In the spirit of raising awareness, DD-OR founding members created a one page post card of possible signs of dyslexia to share with the public. We found it difficult to narrow down the list! The diffiulty lies in the fact that the spectrum is large and the individual signs vary from person to person. So here is a list of resources that help describe the signs of dyslexia…. happy reading!

Often the signs of dyslexia are right beneath the surface. This graphic shows the hidden disability: Dyslexia.


Often people with dyslexia have many other strengths including creativity, analytical reasoning, and out-of-the-box thinking. Sally Shaywitz from the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity originated and championed the “Sea of Strengths” model of dyslexia. She best portrays this model by the following:

You May Be Dyslexic If You…

…Read slowly and with much effort
But are often the one to solve the problem

…Can’t spell; have messy handwriting
But your writing shows terrific imagination

…Have trouble remembering dates and names
But think out-of-the-box, grasp the big picture

…Have difficulty retrieving and pronouncing spoken words
But have excellent vocabulary and ideas