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Talking to Your Child About a Dyslexia Assessment

Do you wonder if your child has dyslexia? Do you or your partner have dyslexia, and you see your child dealing with the same issues you did when you were young? Don’t let your child suffer. It may be time for a dyslexia assessment if your child struggles with

  • Spoken Language
  • Phonics
  • Decoding
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Reading Rate
  • Accuracy
  • Comprehension

Your child knows. They compare themselves to the other kids at school, as much as the teachers try to discourage that. They compare themselves to siblings, as much as you try to discourage that, Frustrations build. Every year your child falls further behind.

Talking About the Dyslexia Assessment with Your Child

Of course, every conversation you have with your child must be age-appropriate. But it is important, no matter what their age, to have this conversation. Talk with your child, so they know what to expect. Here are a few points to cover in your discussion.

Dyslexia is not about intelligence. People with dyslexia are as smart as other people. The brain simply processes information differently, so a different approach is better for teaching.

Tell your child that the assessment helps them, you, their teachers, and the tutor discover how they learn. The report will uncover strengths and difficulties and explain how to help them succeed. Be careful not to call the dyslexia assessment a “test” in case your child dislikes tests.

What to Expect

The professional at Class in Session will use their judgment to decide which assessment tools are best for your child. Diagnostic tools are always age and developmentally appropriate and specifically designed to assess areas of concern.

Once the assessment is complete, you will discuss a plan of action with an expert at Class in Session. You’ll discuss your child’s present baseline skill level and outline a path to greater success. They will recommend a tutoring schedule and perhaps activities for home practice.

Call today for more information about a dyslexia assessment for your child at Class in Session.

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