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Dyslexia Screening FAQs

Why administer a dyslexia screening?

Julie’s dyslexia screening is comprehensive and can provide parents with a detailed understanding of their child’s strengths and challenges.  It may also provide parents with a sense of validation in their suspicions that their child struggles truly are from a difference in how their brain works and that their child isn’t lazy or just refusing to do work.  It can unlock the answers to so many questions parents may be having about why their child has difficulty reading, writing, spelling, or may be avoiding tasks in school, falling behind academically or withdrawing from school learning activities.  It is also more cost-effective than formal diagnosis and provides largely the same insights.  However, if the screening concludes your child does not have dyslexia, recommendations will be provided to strengthen your child’s areas of need.
 

Is dyslexia screening the same as a formal assessment and diagnosis?

No.  While a formal assessment may measure many of the same language processing dimensions as Julie’s screening, a formal assessment is different in that:

  • Formal assessment uses standardized scores that are normalized (averaged) nationwide according to age

  • Formal assessment by a licensed neuropsychologist or psychologist may provide official documentation for potential accommodations on such things as SAT/ACT tests, driver’s license tests, K-12 and college accommodations. 

  • Formal assessment is often cost-prohibitive and can range from $2,000 to $4,000.  

 

Why administer a dyslexia screening?

Julie’s dyslexia screening is comprehensive and can provide parents with a detailed understanding of their child’s strengths and challenges.  It can also provide parents with a sense of validation in their suspicions that their child struggles truly are from a difference in how their brain works and that their child isn’t lazy or just refusing to do work.  It can unlock the answers to so many questions parents may be having about why their child has difficulty reading, writing, spelling, or may be avoiding tasks in school, falling behind academically or withdrawing from school learning activities.  It is also more cost-effective than formal diagnosis and provides largely the same insights.  

 

How long does dyslexia screening take?

It depends on the age and attention span of your child.  Younger children may be tested over several sessions (5 -7 sessions) while older children or adults may be assessed in 2-3 sessions.  

 

Where does the screening take place?

Screening should be done in a quiet, uninterrupted space.  Assessments can be done remotely, at Julie’s location, your home, or a public place providing there is a quiet area (reserved library room, etc.)

 

What happens after the screening assessments?  

Once the screening assessments are complete, Julie will compile and analyze all the different components of screening.  She will then prepare a comprehensive, multi-page report for the parents that details the child’s strengths and challenges and makes a determination on the likelihood of dyslexia.  There is a one hour post-screening consultation done between Julie and the parents.  

What is the cost of dyslexia screening?

$495 - This includes 2 to 5+ sessions, report analysis, write-up and recommendations and 1 hour consultation.  For comparison, a clinical diagnosis can range from $2,000 - $4,000. 

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