“A learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading.”
The consequences of dyslexia are far-reaching and include:
Depending on the nature and severity of the cognitive weaknesses, listening comprehension can also be impacted.
To accurately determine whether a student’s reading difficulties are related to dyslexia, a thorough evaluation is needed that looks at each piece of the academic and cognitive processes mentioned above.
MasqueradeAt times, what initially seems like dyslexia to parents and teachers may actually be another type of disability, an instructional issue, a medical issue, or even an environmental issue.
TED talk on Dyslexia
What to know about our Evaluations
When considering an evaluation for dyslexia, parents and teachers should expect not only gold-standard, individually administered assessment tools, but information about classroom performance and observations of reading at home as well. The assessment is a collaborative effort to most accurately and effectively determine the true nature of a child’s difficulties. No single score can determine dyslexia.
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