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What specialist can test my child for dyslexia? The school said they aren't qualified to test for dyslexia and i'm looking for an outside diagnosis
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Dyslexia
Psychiatrist/psychologist.

In brief: Dyslexia
Psychiatrist/psychologist.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Developmentalist
A doctor specializing in child development is able to test for dyslexia and advice for therapy.
Keep away from chiropracters and optometrists who claim they can do this. This is, in fact a sham!

In brief: Developmentalist
A doctor specializing in child development is able to test for dyslexia and advice for therapy.
Keep away from chiropracters and optometrists who claim they can do this. This is, in fact a sham!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neuropsychologist
A neuropsychologist is a psychologist who has taken additional training in disorders of the brain.
They can do the type of testing you need done. Ask your pediatrician or the school spychologist for a recommendation

In brief: Neuropsychologist
A neuropsychologist is a psychologist who has taken additional training in disorders of the brain.
They can do the type of testing you need done. Ask your pediatrician or the school spychologist for a recommendation
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Public schools have
psychologists & speech/language pathologists who evaluate students for reading disorder.
If your child can't "sound out" words or tell you how many sounds there are in a word & isn't reading at grade level, ask for Response To Intervention services. If 3-tiered RTI doesn't help, an evaluation for an IEP is done. Search for private services on http://www.interdys.org/FindAProvider.htm.

In brief: Public schools have
psychologists & speech/language pathologists who evaluate students for reading disorder.
If your child can't "sound out" words or tell you how many sounds there are in a word & isn't reading at grade level, ask for Response To Intervention services. If 3-tiered RTI doesn't help, an evaluation for an IEP is done. Search for private services on http://www.interdys.org/FindAProvider.htm.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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