Having your child screened can make all the difference.
What to expect when you come in for a dyslexia assessment
When a child struggles to read, many parents do not know where to look for assistance. As a first step, FLC offers dyslexia screenings for children ages 5-18 who might have reading difficulties.
A highly trained Literacy Intervention Specialist who is knowledgeable in understanding the learning-different student is parents’ connection to hope and help. We will share information that will lead to an understanding and appreciation of why an intelligent child struggles with school.
The screening includes an hour or so with a child while we explore their phonemic, reading, writing and spelling skills.
Our screening director will visit with parents immediately following her time with the child. Together, the screener and the parents will begin to put together the student’s history and unravel the mystery of unexpected reading, writing and spellling obstacles. The assessment is a starting point for parents in understanding why their child is struggling or below grade level.
After the screening, the parents will receive a written report and recommendations for next steps. With the center’s help, children with reading difficulties soon will be on their way to easier learning experiences.
"The processing weaknesses interfere with reading and writing but give strengths in high-level thinking — the student can think in ways others cannot, at the expense of automatically processing text."
Dr. Brian Stone, PhD, a licensed psychologist
who offices at Fundamental Learning Center.
Connie Thompson, director of dyslexia screening, helps parents determine what help is available for children who struggle with reading.