First, watch the on-line video "Dyslexia Symptoms and Solutions" and determine that your child shows many of the signs discussed.
Second, give me a call. If I am currently busy or with a student, I will return your call as soon as possible. At this point, I will ask a few preliminary questions to determine if dyslexia testing is appropriate for your child, or whether you should seek the help of a different kind of testing professional.
Choose this option if:
1. Your goal is to confirm your suspicion that your child has dyslexia for your own peace of mind and receive professional recommendations.
2. You would like to have evidence of dyslexia in writing, with test results that support the findings.
3. You would like to determine the severity of your child's dyslexia in order to have a better understanding of the type and length of intervention required.
4. You would like a report to share with your child's private school so that you can ask for accommodations.
5. You would like to share the report with a friendly public school teacher who may be willing to accommodate your student without a 504 plan.
Do NOT choose this option if:
1. You want to use the report to force a public school to issue an IEP or 504 plan or make changes to an existing IEP or 504. This type of testing will NOT accomplish that goal. (For the record, only an IEP team at your child's public school can create an IEP based on their own testing. They will only consider outside testing, no matter how comprehensive.)
2. Accommodations are needed on state standardized tests or college entrance exams. This type of testing will NOT accomplish that goal.
This option involves:
A full and thorough review of all your child's school records, any prior testing reports, and examination of several current schoolwork samples, followed by 9 dyslexia screening tests to determine if your child exhibits the classic pattern of weaknesses listed in the research-based definition of dyslexia.
At the conclusion of this process, we will have a face-to-face meeting to review the results and go over the report. The report will indicate my findings regarding the presence of dyslexia and dysgraphia along with the severity, as well as my recommendations for tutoring and accommodations that your child may need.
This meeting works best without the child present. It is a perfect time to discuss any questions or concerns you might have. My goal is for you to leave this meeting equipped with results, information and a practical "plan of attack." This option is recommended for children first grade and up.
Full Dyslexia Screening and Written Report: $250