Bit of advice if possible... Shovel Junior is serving, and is currently on a reasonably technical course. To be honest, he's never been cut out to be a brain surgeon, but has worked hard and put in a lot of effort to get where he is now. Trouble is, he's really struggling on the paperwork side of things at the minute, has no trouble at all explaining / demonstrating the skills. It's at the point now where he's getting really down and frustrated with it, and I've had to broach the subject with Mrs Shovel that perhaps he was dyslexic, and she was thinking the same thing. I've searched the site, and not a great amount of info on this. Can he still serve if diagnosed? Is there any assistance he can get? I know in civvy world, dyslexics can take exams / tests orally, does mil do this? If he should come clean, who to, (without crashing his career and getting the p*sh ripped right out of him)? We had some guys back in the mists of time who were also undoubtedly dyslexic, but were just treated as planks. Have to say, I did same, just regretting it now that it appears to be coming to my door. Any assistance appreciated folks.