Could it be Dyslexia?
Ever wonder if your child may be dyslexic? October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and PEAK is introducing brief screenings designed to help determine your child’s risk for reading disorders like dyslexia.
You’ve had your concerns. You’ve seen your child struggle with things like reading, spelling, or writing. You’ve watched their self-esteem plummet. You have a hunch they might be dyslexic, but you just aren’t sure you’re on the right track.
A complex condition, dyslexia is more than just a reading problem. It is a language processing issue that makes it difficult to properly match letters and words to the sounds they make. Since these skills provide a foundation for all language, dyslexia can also impact writing, speaking, and learning in general. That’s why it’s so important to catch it early. This becomes challenging, however, because symptoms can be subtle. So kids fly under the radar and never get the support they need.
How Dyslexia Screenings Can Help
To help identify children who are at risk for dyslexia and related reading struggles, PEAK now offers Dyslexia Screenings for children five or older. Quick and affordable, screenings consist of a 30-45 minute testing session with one of our assessment specialists. We’ll work one-on-one with your child to administer several measures of the skills most commonly impacted by reading disorders such as dyslexia.
You’ll receive an explanation of your child’s risk and we’ll follow up with a written report summarizing the findings of the screening. It’s important to remember that dyslexia screenings are not used to formally diagnose dyslexia or any other learning disorder. Instead, they offer a quick, affordable way to help you decide whether or not you should consider a comprehensive diagnostic assessment and/or specialized reading interventions.
Here’s How It Works:
- Schedule your session
- Fill out the intake questionnaire
- Show up for your child’s screening session
- Receive the results of the screening by phone within 2 days
- Get a written report within one week
Isn’t it Time for Answers?
One in every five people have dyslexia and early intervention is crucial. So, if you think your child may have dyslexia, don’t wait. Simply call us or click the link below to make an appointment for a Dyslexia Screening today.