Why is it so important to book a child dyslexia test?
The consensus is that 17% of the global population suffers from dyslexia.
With every passing day comes the birth of a new child. A child who will grow and develop at their own pace. A child who might one day require a child dyslexia test. In much the same way that this child will learn to ride a bike, they will also learn to read. From the outset, the two might not look all that similar. After all, one is an apparatus that can be physically ridden as transport, whereas the other helps us mentally transport our minds to new worlds. Therefore, the actions of learning to ride a bike and learning to read are not inconceivably all that dissimilar.
Both require comprehension, balance and focus.
Both require enacting many actions simultaneously.
Both require trial and error and precise timing.
If, for example, you were to attend a local park, the chances of coming across a child learning to ride a bike would be relatively high. Although they might first be supported by a parent or stabilisers, they will eventually brave the journey alone. This thrilling experience is considered their first foray into independence. However, unlike cycling, some children struggle to comprehend and digest what they’re reading. More often than not, even with “stabilisers”, these children encounter a mental block – or a wall, if you will. The likelihood of these children visiting a park or library for some “trial and error” reading would be slim. This is because, whilst not yet diagnosed, the chances that these children have dyslexia is high. In fact, the consensus is that 17% of the global population suffers from dyslexia. So, should you encounter your child in such disarray, you should book a child dyslexia test in haste. You see, unlike the trial and error approach of riding a bike, an unaided dyslexic child will not progress as easily as their peers. Instead of finding themselves transported to wondrous worlds, they’ll instead encounter frustration.
Here are some tell-tale signs of dyslexia.
Misspells common words, e.g. deer or their
Skips and/or rereads lines on the page
Difficulty following spoken instructions
Confuses similarly letters, e.g. b and d
Struggles recalling the entire alphabet
Uses contextual clues to read sentences
Looking for a child dyslexia test? If so, contact Educational Assessments. We carry out cognitive assessments across Australia and can help isolate and determine if you are struggling with something in particular. Our team also offer home visits too. All so we can assess your needs in an environment you’re comfortable in.
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Get “back on the bike” with a child dyslexia test
A child dyslexia test can provide essential learning and performance data.
Dyslexia (dis-LEK-see-uk) is a language-based learning disability that refers to a cluster of symptoms. Individuals typically express difficulty processing both written and spoken words and numbers. Although it is not a disease and therefore cannot be transmitted, dyslexia is hereditary and is a condition that one is born with. It should be noted that this disability is in no way indicative of the child or individual’s intelligence. If anything, dyslexia comes down to the complex ways in which an individual’s brain processes incoming stimuli. In fact . . .
Most individuals possess average or above-average intelligence.
Most work exceptionally hard to overcome their learning problems.
Most thrive and progress having undergone a child dyslexia test.
Once conducted, these tests introduce them to phonic and phonemic awareness, as well as helpful coping strategies. Such tools will assist children in understanding why reading might feel like such a laborious chore to them. Especially when it appears to be practically second nature to others. Identifying dyslexia at an early age can allow parents to adapt their child’s learning environment to enable them to succeed. Dyslexia is a sensory-perceptual difference that leads to performance differences. With learning adaptations, students with dyslexia can succeed at University and business. A child dyslexia test can provide essential learning and performance data. This will show your child how they can adapt to succeed and accomplish successful school results.
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At Educational Assessments, our psychologists are able to carry out full cognitive assessments. These provide essential learning and performance data, with an aim to bolster support. If you believe that you or a loved one is struggling, get in touch. We have extensive coverage across Australia. Our team of expert consultants conduct home visits to assess you or your child and evaluate the patient’s learning needs to succeed.
Our assessments evaluate an extensive range of learning, social and emotional issues. The knowledge gleaned from the assessment and report will allow you to make informed choices. These will offer up the best way forwards to suit you or your child’s learning needs.
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