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Reading ability

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:59 pm
by parnassus
Many students with pure dyspraxia seem to be phenomenal readers with brilliant memories for the written word. This gift is probably the only thing that keeps me from failing in school; note-taking and planning ahead just don't work for me. As far as I know, there has never been a scientific study into dyspraxia and high levels of reading ability. So, just for fun, here is an informal poll to try and see if there is a connection.

1. Please only answer if you have dyspraxia ONLY, with no other special differences mixed in. No offence to the dyslexics and autistics who hang out on this board (you're all great people!) but other differences will only interfere with the results of the poll.

2.) Before you answer, take the reading speed and comprehension test at

3.) Read at your normal pace.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:35 pm
by MA16
I was reading it but not taking much of it in, I read at 213 words per minute but my comprehension level was only 45%

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:59 pm
by Matt
Great topic! I took the test and got a grand total of 654 words per minute.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:07 pm
by parnassus
Hmm, looks like my hypothesis needs refining! :shock:


PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:39 pm
by k9ruby
i havn't voted in the poll as i could have possible mild AS. I am an extremly FAST reader at 819 !!!!!

i can vote

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:36 pm
by k9ruby
i asked mum about the AS, she said it was a typing error and was the schools fault! I am a 'pure' dyspraxic!!!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:39 pm
by medrich11
I got 771 words per minute and 82% comprehension. I did the poll but I do have sensory integration dysfunction which could not affect my reading.

I dunno how fast I am, but I am faster than I used to be

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:48 am
by Hermionefan5
I dunno how good i am at reading really but I am pretty fast. Never really timed myself. I got faster when I started to like reading and that was after I found Harry Potter! 8) I really am grateful for that day. I really like reading now. I used to be so slow but I am faster because of J.K. Rowling's books!!

Shanna :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:58 pm
by medrich11
sorry, I got 1135 words per minute and 82% comprehension. I did it again today

speed reading

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:47 pm
by Jemstone123
i got 185 and 55% on comprehension... i don't read that much lol :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:40 pm
by lukeyj
I got 127 word a minute at 82% comprehension. Due to the fact i am tired, my eyes could not focus on the screen properly. Due to the belief that reading the same passage again and recording time would obviously be faster due to the human memory helping to skim read more, due to lack of stops and starts i don't think it will help my speed reading ability, though i will try in the day next time.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:55 am
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
I got 512 wpm and 82% comprehension.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:26 am
by emma
i read less than 200 words per minite and have 50% less or comprehensionI presume. this is because i am dyslexic as well as dyspraxic I need to read thing a few times before I am abe to fully understand them It also takes longer as I have to breakdown the words inorder to read them.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:58 am
by monkey
92 wards a minute and 82 for acuracy. i have dyslexia. i read quiet slowly but my comprehension is good.
it was a hard bit of writing to read, and that would have slowen me down.
i dint do poll

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:14 pm
by fuzzy
I got 159 words per minute! Yikes, I know Im a slow reader but I aint that slow! :oops: I didnt take the comprehesion test or answer in the poll- I have residual dyslexia.