Is it Ok to Postpone a Reevaluation?

This is an excellent question, and not just for parents of children with dyslexia, but for any parent with a child in special education. A complete reevaluation for a student with dyslexia should include at least both intelligence/cognitive testing and… Read the rest

Evaluating Your Child for Dyslexia

Many children have difficulty learning how to read or improving their reading. Some read reasonably well, but their spelling and writing skills are poor. If any of these issues sound familiar, your child is a prime candidate for a reading… Read the rest

The Value of A Correct Diagnosis

Peter was in the fifth grade when one of his mother’s friends asked her what he was receiving special education services for. “I don’t know exactly,” she responded. “But what was his diagnosis?” the friend asked. “He’s never been diagnosed.… Read the rest

Is It Time for a Re-evaluation?

Yes, it’s time for your son to be re-evaluated. Typically, students are required to have a full re-evaluation every three years to continue receiving special education services from their school district. There are instances when a partial evaluation is indicated… Read the rest

Evaluating Your Child for NLD

Because children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities are highly verbal and have strong rote memory, NLD often isn’t noticed until they are older. These children tend to do well in elementary school, and in many cases are seen as gifted. However,… Read the rest