Early intervention is key as it can remediate and work around upcoming academic difficulties. This is a very important approach for students with dyslexia.
How Prevalent is Dyslexia?
Recent reports suggest that dyslexia impacts 5-10 percent of the population. Now wouldn't it be wonderful if this condition could be detected before children learned to read?
If this were to happen weaknesses could be strengthened and appropriate teaching methodologies could be selected, making the process of reading successful the first time. This could save the educational system a fortune and these young learners could sail through elementary school with an intact self-esteem.
How Can I Pursue Testing?
- First, use my dyslexia screener. This free, 20-question assessment can be administered and scored.
- Second, pursue formal testing through your public school for students that are 18 and under. For individuals 19 and up or for those that wish to get testing outside the school system, one can find a local professional. One place to find a professional that offers comprehensive evaluations is the International Dyslexia Association provider directory.
- Third, after a testing and a diagnosis has been documented, school and/or workplace “reasonable accommodations” can be established.
What Does MIT Suggest?
MIT News Reported, on August 14th, 2013 that research suggests that brain scans may help to diagnose dyslexia. Differences in the size of the arcuate fasciculus, the brain structure that unites two language processing areas, is now detectable.
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Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
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