How is dyslexia diagnosed?
So, this month we’ve been discussing all things Dyslexia. If your child is having reading or writing challenges you may have wondered, “Does my child possibly have Dyslexia?” Today we are going to talk about the signs of Dyslexia and how to go about receiving a diagnosis. While we encourage you to read through these common signs, please not to panic or diagnose your child yourself! We do hope that if you are noticing these common signs, that you speak to your child’s teacher, doctor or us here at Hyperion about them immediately.
So what are the signs of Dyslexia?
So what do you do if you see these signs?
Receiving a diagnosis of Dyslexia can involve participating in testing with multiple professionals including a psychologist, neuropsychologist, speech-language pathologist, and/or special educator. Areas to be assessed include:
So, what can you expect after the diagnosis?
Stay tuned! We will return next week to share some information about what to consider after receiving a Dyslexia diagnosis.
Resource: Sally Shaywitz, Overcoming Dyslexia
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