Early identification and proper remediation of dyslexia can prevent failure in the classroom.
A child can be tested for dyslexia as young as 5 ½ years of age.
If you recognize three of more of the
warning signs in your child, you should consider testing. Please call one of our professionals who is a
Certified Testing Specialists for further details.
There are many types of testing. Be sure you get the type of testing that you need.
Most parents want to know if dyslexia is the cause of their child's struggles. They also want to know what they can do to help and what assistance the school can give.
Schools test for an academic discrepancy, but the reason for that discrepancy is not specifically identified. Without proper identification, ineffective remediation is often given.
Some organizations or individuals claim that they will "test" your child, but in reality, they are only trying to demonstrate that your child needs their program. They give one or two tests and they provide no written report. Because they are providing no written report, they are not certifying to anyone else that dyslexia actually exists. Therefore, it is impossible for your child to qualify for critical classroom accommodations he or she desperately needs.
Our testing includes the following:
1. One single test will not prove dyslexia. Therefore, we use a series of tests (about 10) that evaluates each of the areas that dyslexia can affect.
2. A diagnosis of dyslexia and the severity level.
3. Legal language that qualifies a student for a 504 plan. A 504 plan provides classroom accommodations that helps a student survive in the classroom and enables
them to show what
they know without depending upon
their weakest skills.
4. An action plan of classroom accommodations your child needs.
5. The proper kind of remediation needed.