July 13, 2017
This blog is the first in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include treatment for dyslexia, accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to college, life, etc. following diagnosis.
Sharon was a 2nd grader who was struggling with learning to read.
October 13, 2016
The number of professionals available to conduct evaluations of children can be quite overwhelming. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, educational consultants, counselors, and neuropsychologists are only a partial list of the professionals who can be helpful when you’re seeking more information about your child’s development.
February 23, 2016
Billy was a second grader who was having difficulty reading. He was thus evaluated through his public school system to see if he was eligible to receive special education services. Upon his completion of a series of tests, Billy was identified as having a reading disability; this diagnosis entitled him to special education services.
September 10, 2015
Christopher had a tough third grade year. He struggled to pay attention, had difficulty reading his assignments, and was never able to finish his homework on time. At various points throughout the school year, his teacher asked his parents to get him “evaluated”—either through the school system, or through a private clinic.
October 30, 2013
Jim’s mom was frantic when she called me. Jim had been having difficulty in school since the end of kindergarten, at which point it was clear he still didn’t recognize all the letters of the alphabet. He continued to struggle in first and second grade, getting some extra help from the reading specialist.