Our Speech-Language Pathologists conduct evaluations for Dyslexia. Below are the areas in which we assess.
Reading Accuracy assesses how accurately a child can identify words with increasing complexity.
Reading Rate looks at how quickly the child can read a paragraph at certain levels.
Reading Fluency is a combination of reading rate and accuracy.
Phonemic Awareness assesses a child’s ability to decipher sounds within words, identify changes in words, rhyming words and use phonetic rules in non-sense words of varying complexity.
Reading Comprehension assesses how well the student understands what he/she reads aloud as well as how well he/she understands what is read to him/her.
Spelling assesses the students ability to spell words with increasing complexity. The word lists consist of words that are spelled using a phonetic rule and words that do not follow a typical phonetic rule.
Receptive Language assesses a student’s ability to follow directions, process information, understand what is being read to him or her. This portion also assesses a child’s short-term language memory.
Expressive Language assesses a student’s ability to communicate his/her thoughts in a effective manner. It also looks at a child’s ability to formulate sentences of expanding complexity.
Core Language is a combination of both receptive and expressive language skills. Because reading skills are strongly language-based, assessing language skills to identify some underlying foundational skills that may be missing is beneficial.