A note about dyslexia characteristics
When looking at any of the characteristics listed, keep in mind that no one will have all of them. However, if you have at least three of these characteristics, your difficulties are probably due to dyslexia. Professional instruction can provide the skills to overcome these challenges.
It's important to note that dyslexia is genetic. So, for all age categories, the most important thing to look for is a close relative who has been diagnosed with dyslexia or who displays several characteristics of dyslexia.