Dyslexia Assessment Testing Test Perth

Dyslexia Assessment

Dyslexia is a specific learning disorder with impairment in reading. It is the most common form of learning disability and estimates suggest between 5-10% of individuals have it. Children with dyslexia have difficulty reading fluently and sounding out words. They typically read slowly and make frequent errors. This in turn effects how well they understand or comprehend what they are reading. Children with Dyslexia typically have problems with the phonological component of language which means they have difficulty with using sounds to process spoken and written language.  The process for an assessment of Dyslexia involves;

  • Intellectual assessment: cognitive assessment to examine strengths and weaknesses

  • Educational assessment: functional assessment of skills including reading, phonological processing and spelling

  • Background information: evaluation of developmental, medical and educational history including previous intervention and agency involvement.

  • Psychological report: comprehensive written report with interpreted results, recommendations for support and intervention

  • Parent consultation: meeting with the psychologist to discuss the results of the assessment, professional recommendations and the implications of any diagnosis made. 

 

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