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How can I get a kid tested for dyslexia?

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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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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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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