Why should we celebrate dyslexia testing in Canberra?
Dyslexic people essentially slog through a quagmire whilst their peers stroll on the bank.
At Educational Assessments, we offer dyslexia testing in Canberra. Far from the enormity of Sydney or Melbourne, Canberra is situated snuggly between Australia’s biggest cities. This idyllic city was created purely for the purpose of being a capital, and functions as the political pulse of the country. So it should be top of the list when you want to learn about the country’s politics or visit its parliamentary house. Whilst Canberra is a capital at its core, it’s a romantic cultural hotspot too. Complete with wide boulevards, lush parklands and a penchant for water features. Yet, despite its idealistic intentions, Canberra still experiences its fair share of “problems”. In fact, this “problem” affects up to 1 in 5 people. This “problem” is dyslexia – except it’s not really a problem is it? No – is the simple answer.
Yes, dyslexia presents a whole spectrum of difficulties in processing language.
Yes, they might have to painstakingly decode each word before progressing.
Yes, this might have a laborious reading pace when compared to their peers.
Yet, we should celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain. Why? Because the truth is, people with dyslexia see the same things as everyone else – but differently. Under the surface, they function and think in different ways, thanks to a phonological processing problem. People affected by dyslexia are not having trouble with seeing the language. They are having difficulty manipulating and decoding it. They are essentially slogging through a quagmire whilst their peers are strolling on the bank. To sufficiently comprehend the words they see, they need to phonetically read them – either aloud or to themselves. Take the word “fantastic”, for example. Someone with dyslexia won’t necessarily see the word. No, they’ll instead have to break it down into fan • ta • stic – essentially making three new words out of one. Yet, in their battle for meaning, they create, adapt and develop incredible and creative coping strategies. Strategies that can not only bolster their minds potential but the potential of the minds around them. Dyslexia – and other forms of neurodiversity – is nothing short of a superpower. It should be widely celebrated. This is why we offer dyslexia testing in Canberra.
Here are some tell-tale signs of dyslexia.
Reads and rereads with little comprehension
Confusion with letter ordering and orientation
May spell phonetically and inconsistently
Repetition, omissions or additions of words
Easily confused by letters, words and sequences
Complaints of seeing movement when reading
Looking for dyslexia testing in Canberra? 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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Carrying out dyslexia testing in Canberra isn’t rocket science – is it?
Did you know that over 50% of NASA employees are reported to be dyslexic?
Dyslexia is a learning disorder applied to children and adults. Typically, these individuals experience difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. Yet, these same individuals often have strengths in other areas of learning. For example, they might be adept with their hands, have excellent design abilities or have strong imaginations. Despite finding reading and writing so challenging, they are motivated to persevere and excel in these areas.
In our experience, learning disorders are present when a child also has Autism, ADHD or other behavioural difficulties. Educational Assessments offers cognitive assessments that provide essential learning and performance data. Included in which, is dyslexia testing in Canberra. However, if these disorders are a concern then investigations will be included as part of the assessment. This ensures a well-rounded investigation.
Identifying dyslexia at an early age can allow parents to adapt their child’s learning environment to enable them to succeed. As a matter of fact, did you know that over 50% of NASA (North American Space Administration) employees are reported as dyslexic? According to world-renowned dyslexic expert, Gavin Reid, NASA deliberately seeks dyslexic candidates. This is due to their superb problem-solving skills and excellent 3D and spatial awareness!
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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.
We offer clear jargon-free advice, consistent personal support and the full value of our expertise. If you are looking for Dyslexia Testing in Canberra and are in need of advice, don’t delay. Simply get in touch today.