How can dyslexia testing in Perth help you?
The signs and symptoms vary from person to person.
Language is the cornerstone of communication. If you or your loved one is struggling with an inhibiting learning disorder – just know that it’s not the end of the world. Dyslexia symptoms alter and adapt with the individual. After all, every child has their own unique set of skills and faces their own distinctive challenges. Yet dyslexia can come as an unexpected shock to many families as children tend to show little to no signs during their developmental years. In fact, it’s often the case that a teacher will first recognise the signs. Especially if your child is struggling to read, spell or follow instructions in the classroom.
Educational Assessments offer dyslexia testing in Perth.
Individuals are born with this specific learning disorder. It is a permanent condition, whereby the individuals struggle to process reading and spelling. This is wholly unrelated to their intelligence. Contrary to popular belief, dyslexic patients possess strong intellectual skills. Plus, they can master incredible feats of creative problem-solving. Yet despite these strengths, the challenges can prove tricky for their age range. Especially when they see their peers excel whilst they struggle. Whilst there is no “cure” for dyslexia, a supportive environment can allow dyslexic children to go on and lead highly successful lives. Just look at Richard Branson, Walt Disney and Albert Einstein – all dyslexic!
“If you’re dyslexic, it’s kind of your superpower.” – Orlando Bloom
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These are the tell-tale signs of dyslexia.
Read and write words in the incorrect order
Trouble understanding the sounds that make up words
Lose place on the page, skip or reread lines
Difficulty copying words from another source
Struggle following spoken instructions
Confuses letters with similar shapes, e.g. p and 9
If you think that either you or your child might exhibit symptoms, contact Educational Assessments. We test for dyslexia at our clinic in Perth 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.
How do you diagnose dyslexia?
One of our most sought-after tests.
Once a professional body has made a diagnosis, coping strategies can be implemented that will help with treatment. We test for dyslexia and thoroughly analyse the client’s ability to read, write and comprehend language. In fact, our dyslexia testing in Perth is probably one of our most sought-after tests. With any assessment, it’s important to establish the most accurate diagnosis, and find out why an individual is struggling. Reading difficulties can be symptomatic of other disorders – such as auditory, visual processing difficulties, and more. A math disorder is also a recognised learning disorder. Dyslexia can also impact handwriting but can be missed within a standalone dyslexia test. Yet at Educational Assessments, we test to find out what factors have contributed to the learning difficulty. All so we can guide the patient to the most appropriate intervention, and support.
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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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