Assessments for dyslexia are confusing. Do you go to the GP for help? Does the school organise assessments for dyslexia? It can be hard to get the information you need from the child's school. Looking at the internet can leave you feeling even more confused.Assessments for Dyslexia
Assessments for Dyslexia
To help you understand assessments for dyslexia, below is a simple step by step guide. It includes links to cards and blog posts with all the information you need.
Step 1: Talk to the child's teacher about the fact you think they have dyslexia. Use this card "Talk to School". Learn to speak so teachers listen and you get the help the child needs. Request a meeting, where you can ask questions about assessments for dyslexia.
Step 2: The school may suggest a dyslexia screening test. An informal assessment for dyslexia. Usually this can be done on-line in the school, at no cost for parents, careers. The teachers may then write the child a "Individual Educational Learning Plan". This is to give the child extra help, if they are struggling with classwork. To learn more about this plan, see "My Learning Plan" card.
Step 3: The teachers may also say the child needs to have a formal dyslexia assessment. To find out more use this card "Formal Assessments Card". It has information about how to organise an assessment for dyslexia. What to expect during the assessment process. The blog post also includes links to organisations to contact, who can help you arrange the assessment.