SCREENINGS

If you are interested in having your child screened to see if they fit the classic dyslexia profile or have all of the weaknesses associated with the research-based definition of dyslexia, please watch this video first.

Screening for Dyslexia

Option #1: Consultation Only

  • Full review of all school records and prior testing
  • Examination of current schoolwork samples
  • In-person meeting with parents

I will be able to conclude with a high degree of accuracy if your child fits the classic dyslexia profile.

Since this is only a consultation, I will not be doing any testing of my own or issuing any written report.

Option #2: Full Screening including consultation and written report

  • Full review of all school records and prior testing
  • Examination of current schoolwork samples
  • In-person meeting with parents
  • Nine (9) short screening tests to determine if your child has all the weaknesses listed in the research-based definition of dyslexia
  • Concise 12-page written report
  • Finally face-to-face meeting to go over the results of the report

I will give my conclusions regarding dyslexia and recommendations for tutoring and classroom accommodations.

This report can be shared with a child’s private school or relatives, or the parent may wish to just keep the information for themselves.

Most public schools will ignore this type of report.

When Should I Have My Child Screened

  • Homeschooled – Parents may wish to know if their child fits the dyslexia profile.
  • Private School – if the private school is friendly and willing to provide accommodations with proof
  • Public School – ONLY IF, a parent just wants to know for sure their child has dyslexia OR before investing in full testing

Please note, public schools will not accept my report if a parent wants a 504 plan, special education services, or a revised IEP. An educational psychologist would have to test in these situations.

When is it NOT Appropriate to Screen

  • Significant problems during pregnancy
  • Premature birth or difficulties during the birthing process
  • Possibly if the child was adopted from a foreign country
  • Seizures, brain injuries, etc.
  • Full scale IQ score below 80

The screening I offer would not be appropriate for individuals who need accommodations on SAT/ACT, college courses, jobs, or professional licensing exams. Also, screening is not appropriate for court issues such as custody battles or litigation with school districts.

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