I was recently diagnosed with a reading disorder, but I think the diagnosis is incomplete. I do have problems reading, but my main problems are with processing speed. On any achievement or intelligence type test, I can usually score close to perfect given enough time. This is for math, reading, writing, logic, reasoning, etc. It just takes me a long time (relative to others) to solve higher level problems.
The disorder went undiagnosed until now (I am 20) because I was able to compensate with really good memorization skills. But now, in university, testing is becoming increasing analytical (whether it be political theory, economic theory, mathematics, or analyzing literature). My problems don't relate to any one category - it is a general slowness in processing.
On The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) I scored (in percentile):
Verbal comprehension: 86
Perceptual reasoning: 73
Working Memory: 95
Processing Speed: 55
Though perceptual reasoning was likely under reported due to time constraints on the perceptual reasoning tests
I was advised that in the DSM-IV, there is no such thing as a "processing speed disorder". Does anyone have any information about a more accurate diagnosis for me?