Many parents ask the question 'Is my child Dyslexic?'
This is a reasonable question to ask as Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 individuals, many of whom remain un-diagnosed and receive little or no help.
You might be worried about your child’s progress at school or perhaps a teacher has suggested your child might be dyslexic. It might be your child is struggling at school and despite trying hard, they are falling behind their friends with reading, writing, spelling and possibly maths.
They may find be finding remembering and concentrating difficult and have become worried about certain activities and try to avoid them. Learning differences are often not identified early enough and this can result in children being misunderstood and their confidence being damaged when they begin to fall behind.
Help is at hand to understand what is causing these difficulties and how to support your child.
Understand if your child has a specific learning difficulty
Finding out if there is an underlying reason for any problems will help you understand how to support them.
A dyslexia assessment will discover the specific areas that may be causing your child difficulties in learning and in day-to-day life. It will decide if the difficulties being experienced are because of a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.
The assessment looks not only at the reasons for problems, it discovers abilities and the best way of learning to overcome issues and will enable your child to recognise and utilise their strengths.
A learning profile will be made and recommendations provide guidance to help your child overcome any barriers and make best use of their abilities. This detailed information can help at school, college, university and at home.
A free consultation will help to decide if a Dyslexia Assessment is right for you and your child. Information will then be gathered from you about your child’s childhood development and childhood, and wherever possible from their school or college. The assessment will include a range of activities and will take approximately 3-4 hours with rest breaks and refreshments whenever needed to allow your child to do their best. The assessment explores your child’s reading, writing and spelling skills, phonological skills, memory and concentration, underlying ability and speed of processing information. The assessment will uncover the specific areas that may be causing difficulties in learning and day-to-day life and discover particular areas of strength.
The results of the assessment will be shared with you and a full report and educational profile will be provided to explain the findings, what they mean for your child and give recommendations for support. Reports are prepared in accordance with professional requirements and guidelines and give explanations of all the findings. This detailed information can help at school, college, university and at home.
At Learning Differently, we are fully qualified and provide a comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment Service.