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Dyslexia is one of the most common learning problems diagnosed in the US. For those struggling with this condition, a seemingly mundane task can suddenly become difficult. For instance, finding your way to a friend’s house can be nearly impossible when you can’t easily read the street signs and you struggle with spatial orientation (telling right from left).
Luckily, an accurate diagnosis usually means that you’ll have access to the resources you need to navigate any aspect of your daily life. At Ridge Psychological, our team offers a range of educational assessments, including testing for dyslexia. With virtual services and two Brooklyn office locations in Park Slope and Bay Ridge, there’s an option that’s convenient for you.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a literacy problem. People with this condition do not necessarily have below-average intelligence or any other learning difficulties. Those who are diagnosed with dyslexia simply struggle to properly interpret words and symbols. This can present itself in a variety of ways, including slow or difficult reading, lack of comprehension after reading, and/or struggles to write or communicate clearly. Many people with dyslexia are hesitant to be tested or even let anyone else know there’s anything wrong, but it’s important to remember that dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence. Plus, diagnosis is the first step to getting the resources you need to improve your reading ability and comprehension.
Need a dyslexia assessment? Ridge Psychological is here to help. Our team offers a range of neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments. Simply call, send us an email or you can book a phone consultation appointment right now. Once you make an appointment, you will receive our start up forms through a secure portal to complete in advance of your appointment so that we can review your concerns before you come in.
What Happens During Dyslexia Testing?
In most cases, teachers are the first people to notice that your child may be struggling with dyslexia. When a teacher sees the telltale signs, they may recommend you seek out an official diagnosis. There are many different testing methods for dyslexia. Regardless of the specific tool, dyslexia assessments evaluate a range of abilities, including the ability to:
- Remember, differentiate between, and make meaning from sounds
- Recall the names of objects, places, or people
- Understand how symbols (writing) and sounds (speaking) correspond
- Read aloud at a reasonable pace for storytelling
- Spell individual words and write at the sentence and paragraph level
What to Expect at Ridge Psychological
We are a team of experienced psychologists who aim to provide each client with compassionate, individualized care. We offer consultations, neuropsychological and educational evaluations, and therapy services. For your safety, our team is providing secure virtual and in person services.