The Educational Diagnostician will administer a battery of tests that are consistent with the definition of dyslexia.
From the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, November 12, 2002:
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problem in reading comprehension and reduce reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
In a one on one setting your child will be given a full cognitive evaluation to determine unexpectedness using the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities (WJ-IV). In addition, the WJ-IV Tests of Oral Language will also be given.
The Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing 2 (CTOPP-2) will be given to assess your child’s phonological processing. For younger children, The Phonological Awareness Test2 :NU may also be given.
To test the characteristics of dyslexia, the child will be given the WJ-IV Tests of Achievement, and the Gray Oral Reading Test fifth edition (GORT-5).
The evaluation will identify areas of strength and weakness in a student’s learning profile. This assessment will provide a deeper understanding of your child’s educational abilities and profile.
If you are pursuing an evaluation to determine if your child has dyslexia or for more information, contact Janice Robson at email@example.com.