Reading disabilities can begin when a child is first attempting to learn to read and sound out simple words. They may have difficulty recognizing letters and understanding what letters make what sounds. They may show difficulty understanding and producing words that rhyme. We also may see a child showing difficulty with understanding, or comprehending, what they have read. Reading disabilities include dyslexia and a generalized reading disability.
We offer evaluation and treatment for reading disorders. An evaluation consists of:
- Thorough review of your child's medical history as related to his/her reading difficulties
- Specific testing for reading deficits, which may include, but not be limited to:
- Receptive and expressive language testing
- Language processing evaluation
- Efficiency of reading sight and rule-based words
- Reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.
- Written language skills
- Spelling skills
- Review of findings from testing
- Discussion regarding possible areas of treatment.
Does your child need this service?
Check out the "Does your child need help?" page for questions/information.
Please feel free to contact us if you should have any additional questions.