Help is Here for Dyslexia

Giavanna DeMarco

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  • in reply to: Can you be cured of dyslexia? #2127

    Giavanna DeMarco
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    I would have to agree with Barry. The words “treatment” and “disorder” are a little too strong when it comes to the diagnosis of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning DIFFERENCE. It is no longer politically correct to refer to this diagnosis as a DISABILITY or DISORDER. It is merely a difference in how an individual obtains and retains information. Furthermore, there are no treatments for dyslexia. The key is to learn to work with the shortcomings the diagnosis may bring and elevate the strengths it may provide.

  • in reply to: Key sign of dyslexia in kids #2126

    Giavanna DeMarco
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    A sign that I witnessed within myself showed around the time I was taking the SAT’s. I hit a “roadblock” and I could no longer compensate for my learning difference. These “roadblocks” can show up at any time during a dyslexic person’s academic career. For instance, if their reading proficiency is not on par with their grade level, let’s say around 4th or 5th grade, that may be an indicator of dyslexia. This can also be seen in other subjects such as math. Furthermore, if your student and you are spending excess time trying to grasp a concept and nothing seems to be working, this may be a “roadblock” in the middle of their road to success. Still, one cannot know if someone is dyslexic unless they are tested by a neuropsychologist that specializes in learning differences.

  • in reply to: How Dyslexia Is Diagnosed #2125

    Giavanna DeMarco
    Participant

    The best way to get a diagnosis is to see a neuropsychologist that specializes in diagnosing learning differences. Any psychologist will not provide the same accuracy as a neuropsychologist, and they will certainly not be able to give any guidance when it comes to a plan of action in how to find success in spite of a learning difference. However, how does one find the most accurate and qualified neuropsychologist? On this website, one can look under the testing center tab at the top of the webpage to find a neuropsychologist that is right for them, and in their area.

  • in reply to: How do you know that you have dyslexia? #1712

    Giavanna DeMarco
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    The main way to know is to be tested by a neuropsychologist. There are signs of dyslexia, but you definitely won’t know until you get tested. Many people also make the mistake of accepting an evaluation from someone at their public school, and that is NOT the way to correctly know the correct diagnosis. In fact, that is how many learning different students are misdiagnosed! Luckily, there are some neuropsychologists already listed on this website under the testing center tab at the top. However, there is not a listing for each state and area. That’s where we need the users to add more testing centers/ neuropsychologists through their accounts.

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