Diagnosing Reading Disabilities at a Graduate School Level

Sandra Rainwater-Lawler, MA
Jasmine Wong Yumori, OD


Reading disability is the most common learning disability. While reading disabilities are commonly diagnosed by the fourth grade, symptoms of a well-disguised reading difficulty may manifest during graduate school, when more complex reading and writing skills are required. We report on a medical student reporting increased difficulty with academic tasks and review the process typically used in identifying individuals in graduate school with a reading disability.

Key Words: Reading disability, dyslexia, academic accommodations

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