Port St. Lucie and Palm City Dyslexia Testing

Dyslexia testing for children in Port St. Lucie and Palm City dyslexia testing is as close as our Stuart office. Dyslexia is a type of a learning disability.   Up to twenty percent of individuals have dyslexia and dyslexia occurs from mild to severe.  All children with dyslexia can read some.  Many kids with dyslexia compensate because they are smart or have a strong memory.

Young children who struggle to read often feel they are not as smart as other children.  Many parents tell me they worry about their child’s self-esteem because their child makes comments like, “I’m bad at reading.” According to the International Dyslexia Association, a child’s feelings of inferiority develops by age ten and after this age it becomes extremely difficult to help the child develop positive self-esteem.

Children as young as age 5 ½ and half way through kindergarten can be evaluated for dyslexia.  Warning signs of dyslexia in elementary students include: family history, slow choppy reading, difficulty sounding out words quickly, and poor spelling in everyday writing.  Many dyslexics can pass school spelling tests but spell the same words wrong in daily writing.  Warning signs of dyslexia in older students include: disliking reading, poor reading comprehension, and slow reading speed.

If your child has dyslexia there are specific reading programs that can help your child overcome it.  You don’t want to simple give your child more practice.  You have to use a different reading program that is based on the work of Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham.  There is a huge difference in the way to teach a dyslexic reader.  The best reading programs to help children with dyslexia are Orton-Gillingham based and two of the most effective programs are the Wilson Reading System and the Barton Reading and Spelling System.  Contact us for Port St. Lucie and Palm City dyslexia testing.