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I Am Wondering if I Have Dyslexia

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Hello, I am here to ask you a question because it’s been bothering me for a while. I am wondering if I have dyslexia because I have problems reading and had to take speech therapy because of it. I couldn’t read at my peers reading level and see words move across the page. I have problems decoding sentences which makes me read slower than my peers. I am somehow able to pass reading tests and was able to get to the reading level I’m supposed to be, but still have issues reading and writing.If you can please reply as fast as you can, many thanks.

I Am Wondering if I Have Dyslexia

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Thanks for your question. At 15 years old I would let your english and reading teachers know that you are having a problem and ask them for help getting a test. Also, please talk to your parents about this as there are tests that can determine the specifics. While I can’t diagnose you I would certainly say that based on your comments an evaluation is needed.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I Am Wondering if I Have Dyslexia

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I Am Wondering if I Have Dyslexia. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2019, from
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