Originally Answered: How do i tell if i have dyslexia or not?
Dyslexia is where the brain misinterprets what it sees or hears, and dyslexia can affect all aspects of learning, reading, writing, spelling, maths, memory, sequencing skills, reversal of letters, p, q, b, d, m, w, and some numbers, transposing of words such as was to saw, omitting words and difficulty pronouncing words, especially unfamiliar words, and confusion between left & right and difficulty reading maps etc.
Or a person may only have one area of difficulty, such as Dyscalculia which causes difficulty grasping math concepts, struggle to do multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions, formulas, confuses math symbols and remembering times tables. Numbers can be reversed or transposed 519 might look like 915 or 17 looks like 71, 9 & 3 might look like an 8 etc.
Dysgraphia, where the persons hand writing is very messy, words can be a mix of capitol and lower case letters, words can be squashed together or to widely spaced, spelling difficulty and some letters such as b, d, p, q, m, w etc are reversed.
Do you know if there is any family members such as parents, siblings, aunts, uncles & cousins? As
Dyslexia is a hereditary disorder, which means having a close family member will increase your risk of having dyslexia, dyscalculia or dysgraphia.
It sounds like you may have dyscalculia. Speak to your parents or school counselor, your parents or the school may organize for you to be tested. As dyslexia is a complex disorder and testing should be done a qualified dyslexia specialist. Schools generally send students to a Educational Psychologist and many cannot test for dyslexia, so your parents/school needs to ask if they can test specifically for dyslexia.
I know you said you did an online test, just remember that online tests are not proof of having dyslexia, but are very useful to having further testing if it indicates you may have dyslexia. The last link is an online test that can be printed off so you can show your parents, teachers and the dyslexia assessor.
Both my daughter and I are dyslexic.