Dyslexia testing is the best way to determine if the symptoms you or your child are experiencing indicate dyslexia. Dyslexia is the most common reason an intelligent student struggles with reading and writing. But most public schools do not test for dyslexia, they only test for learning disabilities — a term that is too broad. Dyslexia does not always indicate a learning disability anyway — only one in ten children with dyslexia qualifies as having a learning disability. And you need to know exactly what is wrong, so you can get the right kind of help. Dyslexia testing is a great way to pinpoint the problem.
Dyslexia Testing: Is Phonics the Answer?
A person with dyslexia can learn phonics, but cannot apply what they have learned to unknown words. This is because there are two cognitive skills needed to use phonics, memory and auditory processing. Both of these cognitive skills are weak in a person with dyslexia. In a dyslexia testing session, a symbols-to-sounds test and a sounds-to-symbols test should always be included. People with dyslexia have a great deal of trouble with these tests, even when they have learned phonics. But there is a way to go to the root of the problem and strengthen the cognitive skills themselves. LearningRx specializes in strengthening cognitive skills.
Dyslexia Testing: Fixing the Problem
If you have dyslexia, testing will show you where the problem is. But it won’t fix the problem. Weak cognitive skills need to be strengthened in order for dyslexia to be overcome. LearningRx has the answer. We have helped thousands of students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities strengthen their cognitive skills with Brain Training. These people, both children and adults, have enjoyed amazing progress in the LearningRx program. There is a a way to overcome dyslexia, we guarantee it. You’re your local LearningRx Center today to schedule a Cognitive Skills Assessment, and we will help you take your dyslexia testing results and make real changes.