Dyslexia Testing in Brooklyn
Receive an Accurate Diagnosis & Educational Accommodations in Park Slope & Bay Ridge
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning problems diagnosed in the US. For those struggling with this condition, a seemingly mundane task can suddenly become difficult. For instance, finding your way to a friend’s house can be nearly impossible when you can’t easily read the street signs and you struggle with spatial orientation (telling right from left).
Luckily, an accurate diagnosis usually means that you’ll have access to the resources you need to navigate any aspect of your daily life. At Ridge Psychological Services, our team offers a range of educational assessments, including testing for dyslexia. With two Brooklyn office locations in Park Slope and Bay Ridge, there’s a Ridge Psychological Services location that’s convenient for you.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a literacy problem. People with this condition do not necessarily have below-average intelligence or any other learning difficulties. Those who are diagnosed with dyslexia simply struggle to properly interpret words and symbols. This can present itself in a variety of ways, including slow or difficult reading, lack of comprehension after reading, and/or struggles to write or communicate clearly. Many people with dyslexia are hesitant to be tested or even let anyone else know there’s anything wrong, but it’s important to remember that dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence. Plus, diagnosis is the first step to getting the resources you need to improve your reading ability and comprehension.
Need a dyslexia assessment? Ridge Psychological is here to help. Our team offers a range of neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments. Simply call or complete our online form. Then, you will receive a call back within 24 hours. We offer a free phone consultation to review your concerns, go over costs and fees, and answer any questions you have. Once you make an appointment, you will be emailed our start up forms to complete in advance of your appointment, so we can review your concerns before you come in.
What Happens During Dyslexia Testing?
In most cases, teachers are the first people to notice that your child may be struggling with dyslexia. When a teacher sees the telltale signs, they may recommend you seek out an official diagnosis. There are many different testing methods for dyslexia. Regardless of the specific tool, dyslexia assessments evaluate a range of abilities, including the ability to:
Remember, differentiate between, and make meaning from sounds
Recall the names of objects, places, or people
Understand how symbols (writing) and sounds (speaking) correspond
Read aloud at a reasonable pace for storytelling
Spell individual words and write at the sentence and paragraph level
What to Expect at Ridge Psychological
Our team is happy to offer consultations, neuropsychological evaluations, and therapy services for children, teens, and adults. Our aim is to provide each client with compassionate, individualized care. When you call our Park Slope or Bay Ridge location, we’ll schedule your visit to see us in one of our two Brooklyn office locations for neuropsychological assessment or therapy services.