Low literacy doesn’t mean someone can’t read “cat” and “bat” and signs documents with an “X.” In fact, an adult may successfully read text for which they have background knowledge but struggle with basic informational text about unfamiliar topics.
Literacy exists on a spectrum. It’s not necessarily something one has or doesn’t, which makes it difficult to identify even for those closest to the person who struggles with it.
It is difficult to identify adults with low literacy because:
The following behaviors may indicate low literacy if observed consistently over a length of time:
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