Does your child dislike or avoid reading and writing activities?
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia (say: dis-LEK-see-uh) is the most common learning disorder in children. It happens because of the way the brain processes information while reading. It is usually diagnosed by psychologists or educational specialists. It tends to run in families, so if a parent has dyslexia, each of his or her children have higher chances of having dyslexia too.
Why is a formal assessment important?
A full educational assessment is useful for understanding aspects of a child’s development and can help in identifying conditions impacting on a child’s school achievement. Specifically, an educational assessment covers areas important to establishing a full dyslexia profile, and is helpful in demonstrating each child’s unique learning profile and needs. In addition to evaluating core aspects of academic skills such as reading, maths and writing, an assessment will also look at a child's thinking and reasoning skills, to identify strengths as well as any processing weaknesses, such as auditory short-term memory, that may also be contributing to their underachievement in school. These are all done in a child friendly and engaging way, using a range of puzzles, block games, pencil and paper quizzes, questions, and challenges using an ipad
What does an assessment provide?
Educational testing can verify the presence of a Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) or dyslexia and can provide the needed diagnostic documentation that is required for eligibility for modified instruction and accommodations at school. An understanding of each child's specific difficulties, and how they may affect the child’s classroom performance, can enable the teacher to adopt teaching methods and strategies to help your child succeed in the classroom environment.
An individual, user-friendly report, containing practical recommendations is provided. Each report contains a clear diagnostic statement to document the presence of the diagnosed SLD or dyslexia, together with specified accommodations such as providing additional time for exams or having tests read to the student. Recommendations are designed to assist the school in the development of an individual student learning plan.
A parent feedback session is provided, to discuss your child's results and recommendations.
Dyslexia affects language processing skills.