Commonly Available Accommodations
Extended time on exams (not the same as “untimed” tests, which are not typically available)
Use of laptops for tests and exams
Use of calculators for tests and...Show More
Your child may be able to find ways to adapt and create informal accommodations without telling her employer about her disability.
If your child decides to disclose her disability, t...Show More
Federal law protects your child from being discriminated against at work because of a disability.
These legal protections can cover ADHD and learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
Your child is ...Show More
At a Glance
ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities.
It applies almost everywhere, from schools to workplaces t...Show More
American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Job Accommodations Network (JAN)
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Trouble with word retrieval is a common sign of dyslexia.
Stress makes it harder to find the right word.
Extra time to prepare and reply can make speaking easier for people with d...Show More
Getting an evaluation can help you or your young-adult child request accommodations in college or at work.
Look for a specialist who has experience assessing adults for dyslexia.
1. Trouble Expressing Ideas
Dyslexia can make it hard to find the right words, develop ideas, and communicate them in a logical, organized way. Your teen might stammer a lot or have trouble finding th...Show More
1. Speaking Like a Younger Child
Delayed language development is often one of the first signs of dyslexia. Your child may mispronounce a lot of words, like saying “aminal” instead of “animal.” At scho...Show More
Why: Your child needs a safe place to raise his concerns about growing up with dyslexia. Ask about his interest in college, work and other options after high school. Let him know he’ll be able to lead...Show More