Early Assessment and Intervention for Dyslexia is Key

As a former teacher of elementary children and a dyslexia therapist, I constantly spoke with parents, administrators, and teachers about the importance of assessing students that were identified at-risk in reading, writing, and spelling by the middle of their first-grade year. These are the students that are participating in interventions like Reading Recovery, literacy groups,…

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Diagnostic Learning Services on ADHD Rewired Podcast

Laurie Peterson, Director and owner of Diagnostic Learning Services, was recently featured on 2 episodes of the ADHD Rewired podcast with Eric Tivers. Laurie completed an assessment with Eric. Over the course of the podcast, the assessment results were discussed. If you ever wondered the kind of information that can be learned during an evaluation,…

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Dyslexia is more than just poor reading and spelling

Dyslexia is an inherited condition that makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell despite appropriate instruction in all these areas and at least an average ability level. While there are many signs of dyslexia that are well known, like difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling, there are many signs that are less obvious….

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What is Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder involves difficulty processing sound as the information travels from the inner ear up to certain parts of the brain. APD is not a hearing deficit….meaning that children with APD typically have normal hearing. Children with Auditory Processing Disorder can have a weakness in one, some, or all of these areas: Auditory Sequencing…

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What exactly is Working Memory?

Working Memory is a set of skills that helps us keep information in mind while using that information to complete a task or execute a challenge and involves a short-term use of memory and attention. It is the way that we delegate the things we encounter to the parts of our brain that can take…

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