Vision, Reading, and Spelling
Hearing and Speech
Writing and Motor Skills
Math and Time Management
Memory and Cognition
Behavior, Health, Development and Personality
q Employed in job/position that will hide difficulties or not require dealing with problematic areas.
q Hides difficulties from co-workers, friends and even family.
q Becomes frustrated at "planning meetings" and sequential tasks – may have the answer and know how to do it well before others.
q Becomes frustrated, impatient, or overwhelmed with long forms or sequential processes.
q Thrives in careers where visual-spatial/kinesthetic talents can be realized: For example - Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical), Artisans, Interior Decorating, Actors, Musicians, Police/Investigation, Athletes, and Business Executives (usually with staff/assistants).
q May pass up promotions or advancement opportunities that would require more administrative work.
q Has difficulty focusing and staying on task – may feel more comfortable managing many different tasks simultaneously.
q Difficulty with tests - passing standardized tests can be a barrier to career advancement.
q Highly successful/over achiever, or considered "not working up to potential."
q Displays extreme work ethic.
q May be a perfectionist and overreact when making a mistake.
q Out-of-the-box thinker or operates with very strict rules for himself/herself.
q Excellent problem-solving skills.
q Highly intuitive - known to have "street smarts." Is often "dead on" in judging personalities of others.
q May be able to sense emotions and energy of others.
q Remembers struggling in school.
q May have dyslexic children. Experiences guilt when seeing own child struggle. Insecurities arise while reading to own children or helping them with homework.
q Easily distracted/annoyed by noises and other things in environment.
q May appear to "zone out" and be unaware that it is happening.
q Enjoys video games.
q Misspeaks, misuses, or mispronounces words without realizing it.
q May have poor balance or is/was very athletic.
q May have excellent recall of events that were experienced or not remember at all.
q May confuse past conversations or be accused of "not listening."
q Difficulty remembering names of people, but remembers faces.
q Difficulty remembering verbal instructions or directions.
q Poor recall of conversations or sequence of events.
q May understand higher math, but can't show it on paper.
q May excel at math, or may still rely on tricks for remembering math facts.
q Relies on calculators or finger counting. May have difficulty with making change.
q Difficulty with left/right and/or North, South, East, West.
q Gets lost easily or never forgets a place they've been.
q Difficulty reading maps.
q May have anxiety or stress when driving in unfamiliar places. Relies on others to drive when possible.
q May lose track of time and is frequently late - or is highly aware of it and is very rarely late.
q Finds it difficult to estimate how long a task will take to complete.
q Difficulty reading, especially with unfamiliar fonts.
q Avoids reading out loud. May dislike public speaking.
q Will commonly perceive that they "read better silently."
q Has adopted compensatory tricks to remember spelling or has poor or inconsistent/phonetic spelling.
q Reading fluency and comprehension fluctuates depending upon subject matter.
q Frequently has to re-read sentences in order to comprehend.
q Fatigues or becomes bored quickly while reading.
q Reliance on others (assistants, spouses, significant others) for written correspondence.
q Uncertainty with words, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Reliance on spell-check and grammar-check.
q Written work will not reflect the level of knowledge or expertise that would be given verbally.
q Words out of context look "wrong."
q Poor handwriting - masks spelling mistakes.
q Writes with all capital letters, or mixes capital letters within words. Abbreviates words frequently.
BEHAVIOR, HEALTH, AND PERSONALITY
q May have a short fuse or is easily frustrated, angered, or annoyed. Easily stressed and overwhelmed in certain situations.
q Low self-esteem.
q Self-conscious when speaking in a group. May have difficulty getting thoughts out - pause frequently, speak in halting phrases, or leave sentences incomplete. This may worsen with stress or distraction.
q Sticks to what they know - fear of new tasks or any situation where they are out of comfort zone.
q Extremely disorderly or compulsively orderly.