Dyslexia affects about one in ten people, and it will often affect Maths as well as Literacy development. WIth adults, it is important to make recommendations which are individualised to your workplace and specific challenges. For students in HE, it is often a case of making several recommendations that will make the study more efficient and ensure you achieve the best grade possible.
There will be some noticeable differences in children who are likely to struggle with learning to read and write, however a quick and simple screening process can help decide if an assessment is necessary. If significant factors are shown, then a full assessment is useful for understanding, in detail, the young person's individual profile. Once this has been done, a multi-sensory, structured and cumulative programme may be developed to match the child's individual learning preferences/style.
Please note that only some of the difficulties in this list may be seen, and remember that these are just possible indicators. Screening will determine quickly if there is any cause for concern (Source - BDA)
The BDA and PATOSS are two of the most established authorities in the UK and have excellent websites you can visit by clicking on these links:
Both have equally rigorous standards for award of specialist teaching certificates and membership.
Jo Crawford has a great Youtube channel all about dyslexia. In this video, she talks about why you may want to have an assessment.