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1. Do you need to read a sentence multiple times to understand what it’s trying to say?

 Do you need to read a sentence multiple times to understand what it’s trying to say?

Almost never

Yes, this happens often

Most of the time

Occasionally, but it's not common

Sometimes

Yes, this happens every time

2. Do you read slowly?

Do you read slowly?

It depends on what I'm reading

Yes, unless I'm already familiar with the text

More often than not

Yes, most of the time

Yes, always

I'm a fast reader

3. Did you have difficulty learning to read?

Did you have difficulty learning to read?

Yes, I lagged behind the other children a bit

I learned to read extremely quickly

At points, but I usually learned at an average pace

Yes, other children learned much faster than me

Yes, but I wasn't the slowest learner

I had very few issues

4. Did (or do) you struggle in language classes?

Did (or do) you struggle in language classes?

I struggled in all language and writing classes

I struggled in writing classes but did well with verbal lessons

I had my ups and downs

I had some difficulties, but usually did well

I excelled in language classes

I managed, but they were hard

5. Are you uncomfortable with reading out loud?

Are you uncomfortable with reading out loud?

I love reading out loud

I absolutely hate it

I avoid it most of the time

Sometimes

Not really

I'm fine if I have time to prepare

6. Do you often omit, move, or add letters when writing?

Do you often omit, move, or add letters when writing?

Almost never, unless it's a simple typo

l often catch myself doing it

Yes, though I'm usually not aware of it

It depends on what I'm writing

I rarely make mistakes

Sometimes

7. Do you find yourself relying on spell check?

Do you find yourself relying on spell check?

Life would be much more difficult without it

My spelling is perfect

I use it, but I'm not reliant on spell check

I use it a lot, but I'm usually fine

I can usually go without it

I couldn't live without it

8. Do you still have mistakes in your writing even after using spell check?

Do you still have mistakes in your writing even after using spell check?

Every time

Sometimes

Never

Most of the time

Pretty often

Rarely

9. Is it difficult for you to pronounce new words?

Is it difficult for you to pronounce new words?

Yes, especially longer or more complex ones

I have no issues pronouncing new complex ones

I have to plan them out most of the time

Rarely

Nearly every new word gives me trouble

Occasionally, but I am usually okay

10. Do short articles and blogs appeal to you more than books?

Do short articles and blogs appeal to you more than books?

I prefer books

I don't like reading of any sort

Yes, they're basically the only things I read

It doesn't matter to me

l prefer shorter texts, but I'll read anything

Yes, but I'd still rather not read

11. Do you avoid work that requires lots of reading or writing?

Do you avoid work that requires lots of reading or writing?

I don't enjoy it, but I'll do it

It doesn't matter to me

I avoid it when I have the chance

I don't seek it out, but I'll do it if l have to

I enjoy writing and reading

Yes, I'll do anything I can to avoid it

12. Has it ever been difficult for you to think of rhyming words?

Has it ever been difficult for you to think of rhyming words?

Only as a child

It's very easy for me

I can usually think of a few rhyming words

It's still an issue, but it's gotten easier with time

I enjoy this

I struggle with this all the time

13. As a child, was it difficult for you to count syllables?

As a child, was it difficult for you to count syllables?

I've never had any trouble counting syllables

It was rarely difficult for me

It's still difficult for me

Yes, but it's no longer an issue

Not really

Yes, but it's gotten a bit easier

14. Do you often mix up two words that look similar, like “dose” and “does?”

Do you often mix up two words that look similar, like “dose” and “does?”

Almost always

Sometimes

Never

Most of the time

Pretty often

Rarely

15. When writing, do you spell words phonetically? Example: “shud” for “should”

When writing, do you spell words phonetically? Example: “shud” for “should”

Only if the word is unfamiliar to me

Sometimes

Never

Most of the time

Yes,frequently

Only with really complex words

16. Do you struggle with homophones, like there, their, and they’re?

Do you struggle with homophones, like there, their, and they’re?

I only struggle with certain ones

Sometimes

I have to think about them every time

I never struggle with them

Not really

It's a consistent issue for me

17. How often do you see words or letters backward?

How often do you see words or letters backward?

Every time l read

Sometimes

Never

Not very often

Pretty often

Rarely

18. Are you a slow writer?

Are you a slow writer?

It depends on the topic

Occasionally

Yes, most of the time

I'm the fastest writer I know

Yes, regardless of the topic or what tools I use

I write pretty quickly

19. Is your handwriting messy?

Is your handwriting messy?

It looks like it's in a different language sometimes

It's pretty average

Yes, but it's still readable

It is completely unreadable

I write quite neatly

My handwriting is pristine

20. Do you hate writing on paper that doesn’t have guiding lines?

Do you hate writing on paper that doesn’t have guiding lines?

I've never thought about it

I prefer having guides, but I can go without

Yes, I need guidelines or notebook paper

The lines help, but it's far from necessary

I write perfectly on any type of paper

I hate writing on anything

21. Do you forget words or struggle to come up with a word that you should know?

Do you forget words or struggle to come up with a word that you should know?

It's a constant issue

Sometimes

Never

Frequently

Often

Rarely

22. Is it difficult for you to tell certain sounds in words apart?

Is it difficult for you to tell certain sounds in words apart?

Only when I was a child

Sometimes

It's been an issue my entire life

It depends on the sound

Not really

It's never been an issue for me

23. Do you find it difficult to keep track of time?

Do you find it difficult to keep track of time?

I never seem to be aware of what time it is

It depends on how busy I am

I'm extremely reliant on having a clock nearby at all times

I always know what time it is

I can usually track time pretty easily

Sometimes

24. How organized are you?

How organized are you?

I try to be organized, but usually fail

Literally not at all

I am extremely organized at all times

I like things to be neat and orderly

I try to stay organized

Not very

25. Do you struggle with remembering which direction is right or left?

Do you struggle with remembering which direction is right or left?

I have to use the hand trick

I usually know which is which

It usually takes me a second to remember

Yes, even with the hand trick

Sometimes

l instinctively know directions

26. How easily do you remember new words?

How easily do you remember new words?

I have a great memory for new words

It depends on the word

Not very easily

Pretty easily

I can remember pronunciation, but spelling usually doesn't sick in my memory

Learning and retaining new words is extremely difficult for my memory

27. Do you speak more than one language?

Do you speak more than one language?

I can speak, read, and write another language

I'm completely fluent in multiple languages

No, and I've never tried to learn another

I've tried learning more languages,but it's too difficult

I can speak another language, but can't write or read it

I know a bit of another language

28. Have you ever had a speech impediment, such as saying “wed” instead of “red?”

Have you ever had a speech impediment, such as saying “wed” instead of “red?”

I did as a child, but it's completely gone now

I've never had a speech impediment

I have one, but it only comes out in certain circumstances

Yes, I've had one my entire life

I did as a child, but it's gotten a bit better

Only when I was very young

29. Do you lose your place while reading?

Do you lose your place while reading?

Occasionally

Only if I'm reading something really boring

Yes, even while using guides and other helpful tools

Yes, especially in longer blocks of text

l almost never lose my place while reading

Pretty often

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