Take a deep dive into dyslexia
Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that processes language.
There is a common misconception that dyslexia just affects the ability to read and write. If this were true, it would be far easier for professionals to identify. In fact, with this in mind, some experts believe that between 5-10% of the population has it! Others say that as many as 17% exhibit signs of reading challenges. This can have a significant impact on a child’s education, which in turn could impact their adult life with career progression and more. It’s a learning disorder that children don’t simply outgrow, and yet there are approaches and strategies that can help. By seeking out dyslexia testing in Melbourne, you can secure a diagnosis and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Help secure your future and build a tailor-made learning method with Educational Assessments.
Dyslexia might affect learning but it doesn’t impact intelligence.
You see, as every individual is – well, an individual – their experiences with dyslexia are unique to their own circumstances. The effects of dyslexia can range from mild to severe and can even mingle with other undiscovered learning difficulties. This is not too surprising either as the condition usually runs in the family and is a life-long condition. So if your little one attends dyslexia testing in Melbourne and secures a diagnosis, we test individuals of any age. These tests do vary and, whilst early identification is far more beneficial, it can provide you with the help you need.
Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom! There are many positives to thinking differently. In fact, many dyslexic individuals show strengths in areas such as creative problem-solving!
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Here are some tell-tale signs of dyslexia.
Issues with decoding words and reading comprehension
Difficulty recognising the phonetic sounds in language
Exhibits signs of anxiety and frustration when reading
Complications with memory, social interaction and stress
Find it hard to concentrate if there are distractions at hand
Sensations of mental overload, leading to “switching off”
If you think that either you or your child might exhibit symptoms, contact Educational Assessments. We carry out dyslexia testing in Sydney and can help determine whether you meet the diagnostic criteria. Our team also offer home visits too. All so we can assess your child’s learning needs in an environment they’re comfortable in.
Dyslexia testing – the start of something good
The earlier a child is diagnosed, the more effective educational interventions are likely to be.
First things first – the most obvious place to start if you or your child suspects they have dyslexia is in the classroom. If you’re concerned about the individual’s progress with their reading comprehension and more, talk to their teacher. Once you’ve ascertained there may well be cause for concern, take your child to your local doctor. Without a diagnosis, your doctor will likely only be able to advocate a different teaching method be instilled. However, an educational psychologist will be able to carry out an assessment and provide a diagnosis.
Cognitive assessments can provide essential learning and performance data.
Formal diagnosis of dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties requires a cognitive and educational assessment to be undertaken. This is carried out in partnership with Educational Assessments by a registered psychologist for dyslexia testing in Melbourne. Our range of assessments identify a plethora of learning disorders – including dyslexia – and can be used on both children and adults. Testing and the resulting diagnosis provides patients with a level of clarity and offers them a foundation on which to seek support. It also provides our registered psychologist and expert consultants with a baseline for subsequent monitoring and progress reviews.
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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 of the South East of Queensland. 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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