Revised Adult Dyslexia Organisation screening
Please answer Yes or No. Do not miss any questions out. If you are in any
doubt, answer whichever feels like the truer answer.
1 When using the telephone, do you get the numbers
mixed up when you dial?
Is your spelling poor?
3 When writing down the date, do you often make
Do you mix up dates and times and miss
Do you find forms difficult and confusing?
Do you find it difficult to take messages on the
phone and pass them on correctly?
Do you mix up bus numbers like 35 and 53?
Do you find it difficult to say the months of the year
forwards in a fluent manner?
9 When you were at school, did you find it hard to
learn the multiplication or times tables?
10 Do you take longer than you should to read a page of
11 Do you find difficulty in telling left from right?
12 Did you find it difficult to decide how to answer these
This checklist was developed in conjunction with Professor Tim Miles OBE of
Bangor University following empirical research by Dr Ross Cooper of LLU+,
London South Bank University.
This checklist does not attempt to record the talents, skills or potential linked with
dyslexia. The checklist is organised around some of the key difficulties
experienced by people with dyslexia in terms of reading, spelling, memory,
organisation and sequencing.
Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
scored 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Count the points for each YES answer e.g. 3 marks for question 1.
Mark one box for each point scored to find your chance of being dyslexic.
1 in 60
1 in 26
1 in 7
1 in 3
3 in 4
This tells you how likely you are to be dyslexic. 1 in 7 is an above average