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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
In brief: LD assessment
Assessment of dyslexia if done properly will assess general abilities, processing difficulties that may contribute to the dyslexia and evaluate for other learning disorders or conditions which could lead to school difficulties.
For detailed discussion see: http://ldassessment.Com unfortunately in these days of budget cuts, school systems are using a system of trial and error before testing.

In brief: LD assessment
Assessment of dyslexia if done properly will assess general abilities, processing difficulties that may contribute to the dyslexia and evaluate for other learning disorders or conditions which could lead to school difficulties.
For detailed discussion see: http://ldassessment.Com unfortunately in these days of budget cuts, school systems are using a system of trial and error before testing.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
The problem is getting insurance companies to pay for thorough psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluations, as they still think that students whose academic output is lower & rate of learning is slower than average receive testing free of charge by school districts. Public schools carefully insure that their " Response To Intervention" protocols are in compliance with IDEA.
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