Dyslexia is a learning difference characterized by problems in expressive, receptive, oral or written language. Problems may appear in reading, spelling, writing, speaking or listening.
A person with dyslexia has difficulties changing language to thought (as in listening or reading) or thought to language (as in writing or speaking). Because it is a dominant gene, dyslexia is highly likely to be inherited.
Dyslexia describes a different kind of mind, often gifted and productive, that learns differently. In dyslexic students, a gap exists between learning ability and success in school.
This is is not behavioral, psychological, motivational or social issue. Nor is it a problem of vision; people with dyslexia do not “see backward.” Dyslexia results from differences in the structure and function of the brain.
The National Institutes of Health estimate that nearly one out of every five children in the U.S. is affected by dyslexia. If you are concerned about your child showing some symptoms of dyslexia, early testing can help provide a structure for learning and better integration into society
People with dyslexia are unique, each having individual strengths and weaknesses. Persons with dyslexia often show special talent in areas that require visual, spatial and motor integration (examples include drawing, sculpture, dance, sports, package engineering, architecture, and more).
Diagnostic Learning Services offers specific evaluations to assess for dyslexia. In addition, we will use the assessment information to makes relevant recommendations for both school and home. Call today for more information about how we assess and diagnose dyslexia.
Diagnostic Learning Services has been assessing children and adults since 2004. We have locations in DFW, Houston, The Woodlands, and Austin. Call today to see how we can help!