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Dyslexia Testing: What Is Dyslexia?

What is dyslexia? Dyslexia, in the most basic terms, is a difficulty with words. Like all words that start with dys it refers to a problem, deficiency or lack. Lexia has to do with words and language.

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Dyslexia Testing: What Are the Signs of Dyslexia?

Advances in dyslexia testing have enabled clinicians to link certain traits, behaviors and deficits to the presence of dyslexia.

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Dyslexia Testing: How Is Dyslexia Diagnosed?

It is possible to assess a child in order to determine whether he or she is dyslexic. This is crucial, because a diagnosis is the basis of any plan of treatment.

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Dyslexia Testing: Which Skills Are Measured in a Dyslexia Test?

An assessment does not measure one skill in isolation. Because of the nature of a specific learning disability, many different skills can be relevant to a diagnosis. Which skills are measured in a dyslexia test?

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Dyslexia Testing: How Does a Dyslexia Test Work?

If your child has gone through a screening and there are signs of a learning difficulty, the next step is usually a full educational assessment. Before you book one, it’s important to know what is likely to happen before, during and after the assessment.

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Dyslexia Testing: How Much Does It Cost?

There is no single diagnostic dyslexia test. In order to obtain a dyslexia diagnosis, it is necessary to get a full educational or neuropsychological assessment. These assessments are complex, involving a large number of interrelated tests and tasks administered by a professional.

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Edublox Online Dyslexia Tutoring: Our Four Pillars

Edublox has been involved in teaching children to read, learn and achieve for more than 30 years. Most of our students over the years had a reading difficulty, and in many cases, their reading difficulty was so severe that they had been diagnosed with dyslexia.

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Edublox Online Dyslexia Tutoring: We’re Orton-Gillingham (OG) Based

The Orton-Gillingham (OG) method is brilliant. It's a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia. Why does research not back it up?

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Edublox Online Dyslexia Tutoring: We Develop Cognitive Skills

Weak cognitive skills prevent a process called orthographic mapping. Every word has three forms: its sounds, spelling, and meaning. The process of orthographic mapping involves the brain linking the three forms of the word and storing them together in long-term memory. It allows for instant word recognition, fluent reading, and accurate spelling.

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Edublox Online Dyslexia Tutoring: We Target Two Core Brain Areas

Research shows that a network of brain regions is involved in learning to read, one specifically in sounding out words, and another in seeing words as pictures. The picture area is known as the visual word form area (VWFA) or visual dictionary.

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Edublox Online Dyslexia Tutoring: Learning Principles Are Fundamental

The application of certain educational learning principles is a core aspect that has so far been overlooked in dyslexia interventions. Thorndike (1874–1949) called learning principles the “laws of learning” and provided a conceptual foundation for how people learn.

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23 Facts About Dyslexia

Where does the term dyslexia come from? How common is the problem? Is dyslexia tied to IQ? Does the dyslexic’s brain differ from the normal reader’s brain? Was Albert Einstein dyslexic?

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