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How do i get tests for dyslexia without going through the school system?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Educational psych: There are a variety of testing resources but these may be limited in some areas.The scottish rite hospitals may have a program in your area. Educational psychologists are often available to do the testing but this is labor intensive & can be expensive.Some test on referral by your dr & some accept self referrals. Many insurers do not cover this type of testing or require you to use their source.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I get my child tested for dyslexia without going through the school system?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Pay privately: There are lots of reputable psychologists, neuropsychologists, and educational psychologists who do this kind of testing, along with intervention programs such as lindamood bell and slingerland. Probably can arise, though, if you want services through the school and the school does not accept the findings of an outside tester. It really depends on your concerns and goals.

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