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When someone gets tested for dyslexia, what else are doctors testing for?

When someone gets tested for dyslexia, what else are doctors testing for?

Psychologists &: neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ & adaptive abilities, memory, attention, visual & auditory processing, executive functions - storing, retrieving & using information, etc. Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in reading, written expression &/or math manifests at school age. Timely or delayed diagnosis requires that the child or adult have an average or above-average IQ. ...Read more

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Dyslexia (Definition)

Disability, a neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently ...Read more


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How do I get tested for dyslexia?

How do I get tested for dyslexia?

Dyslexia: This is a very common condition. You need to discuss this with your doctor who can refer you to psychologists who specialize in testing for dyslexia. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for dyslexia at 14?

How do I get tested for dyslexia at 14?

Psychologist/psychia: Educational psychologists, psychiatrists are capable of testing for dyslexia. If the 14 year old is in a public school you have legal abilities/entitlements to be evaluated.You may need to write a letter to the principal if needed. ...Read more

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How can I get a kid tested for dyslexia?

How can I get a kid tested for dyslexia?

If a public school: finds a child's reading ability to be below average & academic progress slow, they institute 3-tiered Response To Intervention. Then, if progress is still inadequate, they evaluate for eligibility for Special Education. Insurance companies do not cover private assessment or therapy for dyslexia by Speech/Language Therapists, child (neuro)psychologists or reading programs like LindaMood-Bell. ...Read more

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Is there a way i can get tested for dyslexia?

A psychologist: A psychologist can perform psychoeducational testing which will help provide information to support that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get tested for dyslexia as an adult?

Can you tell me how to get tested for dyslexia as an adult?

Dyslexia testing: Dyslexia needs to be diagnosed by a psychologist who is knowledgeable about learning differences. IQ, academic, and phonological processing will all need to be assessed. ...Read more

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

The least expensive: way is to utilize a graduate program, since insurances rarely pay, Contact CHOP; http://www.chop.edu/healthinfo/learning-disorders.html or your International Dyslexia Association branch, http://www.pbida.org. Read "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. 90% of cases are language-based, caused by lack of phonological awareness. "Vision training" & " Brain Balance" are unproven therapies. ...Read more

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Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

To find out if it is: You & his teacher can fill out the australian scale for aspergers in children for your pediatrician ( see tony attwood & o.A.S.I.S.Org, ) but it's not specific for asperger's. He needs evaluations by a neuropsychologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, et al in a specialty clinic to diagnose an autistic disorder. They'll need all reports from doctors, schools, slt & extensive history. ...Read more

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What doctor do I go to to be tested for dyslexia?

See below: Psychiatrists, psychologists, & pediatricians with expertise in dyslexia are usually capable of testing for dyslexia. ...Read more

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