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How can I get a kid tested for dyslexia?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to doctor

Your child's pediatrician should be able to give you advice on who in your area is able to test for dyslexia and other developmental problems.

In brief: Talk to doctor

Your child's pediatrician should be able to give you advice on who in your area is able to test for dyslexia and other developmental problems.
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Most pediatricians are able to direct you to centers in your community for testing. Pediatricians often diagnose learning differences.
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