Dyslexia Testing and Evaluation in Special Education


How to Test for Dyslexia Dyslexia Connect

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Understanding Testing Results for Dyslexia

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Case Studies in Dyslexia Diagnosis

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Dyslexia Screening Tools: A Texas Solution

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Inside a Dyslexia Evaluation

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Introduction to Special Education Assessments

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Learning Disability Identification: Linking Assessment to Intervention

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Dyslexia is diagnosed using a complete evaluation that is multifaceted. This includes: ntelligence testing: Intelligence testing is an important test which provides an overall background of learning which can help distinguish Dyslexia from other conditions. Procedure for obtaining consent for a dyslexia referral: If a general education student is referred for dyslexia testing.

Special education offers to complete the evaluation through IDEA. If parent requests evaluation through sped, the diagnostician completes the consent and coordinates with dyslexia. If parent refuses an evaluation through special education and wants only dyslexia evaluation, consent is obtained by dyslexia. Dyslexia and the Special Education Law The mere utterance of the word dyslexia within the confines of a school campus can stop a conversation and create a divide between a parent and that school. This does not have to be the case and there is information teachers can arm themselves with and become a resource and support for parents/guardians.

Answer Parents and educators often ask if dyslexia is included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004), the federal special education law, and if the word dyslexia can be used in an IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or individualized education program (IEP) documents. The answer is yes. Step 1 – Identification/Referral: After discussions with school staff or implementation of a reading intervention, a parent or teacher may suspect dyslexia and feel it is time to make a referral for special education evaluation. Parents should take care when making this referral request themselves, to do so in writing and to include their child’s teacher and relevant. Services in special education will be addressed through an IEP for students with dyslexia who qualify.

Services will differ from student to student depending on the identified areas of weakness and severity of the dyslexia. Clinical diagnoses of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia do not automatically qualify a student for special education programs and services; however, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia are conditions that could qualify a student as having a learning disability as defined above. Dyslexia Evaluation.

We emphasize the importance of early identification of dyslexia and provide dyslexia evaluation services to assist in the detection of this learning disability. Dyslexia Handbook. The State Board of Education (SBOE) on November 16, 2018, gave final approval to updates to The Dyslexia Handbook—2018 Update: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook).

The updates address recent legislative changes and clarify processes regarding identification and services for students. An evaluation for developmental dyslexia or a language-learning disability is a comprehensive assessment that provides you with a clear understanding of your child’s competencies in the following areas: oral language, phonological skills (e.g., phonemic awareness, rapid automatic naming), decoding, reading fluency (i.e., rate and accuracy), reading comprehension, spellin.

List of related literature:

Few children with dysgraphia actually qualify for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) of 1997; however, some may if the problem in writing is associated with other learning problems (e.g., written language).

“Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals” by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
from Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals
by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
Wiley, 2007

For example, your child’s reading specialist may work on phonemic awareness, the classroom teacher may be great at working on expressive language through writing and show-and-tell (for mild delays), and the special education teacher may be working on improving social language skills in a lunchtime “friends” group.

“Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems” by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
from Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems
by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
Wiley, 2010

Severe dyslexia will typically qualify a child for special education, but many children with milder dyslexia may never be properly diagnosed or treated and may “fall through the cracks.”

“Taylor and Hoyt's Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus E-Book” by Christopher J. Lyons, Scott R. Lambert
from Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus E-Book
by Christopher J. Lyons, Scott R. Lambert
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

The IEP team has a lot of discretion in determining whether your child is eligible for special education.

“The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child” by Lawrence M. Siegel
from The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
by Lawrence M. Siegel
NOLO, 2017

Depending on what the criteria are for determining eligibility, a student with dyslexia may or may not qualify for special education services.

“Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention” by Nancy Mather, Barbara J. Wendling
from Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention
by Nancy Mather, Barbara J. Wendling
Wiley, 2011

Thus, as Johnston (2011) has noted, the RTI framework has both a prevention aspect focused on reducing the numbers of children identified as having a learning disability or dyslexia and a new process for identifying the children who may be LD or dyslexic.

“Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction” by Diane M. Barone, Marla H. Mallette
from Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction
by Diane M. Barone, Marla H. Mallette
Guilford Publications, 2013

Difficulty experienced by school-age children of normal or above-normal intelligence in learning to read (“dyslexia”), write (“dysgraphia”), and/ or calculate (“dyscalculia”).

“Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers” by Gary B. Melton, John Petrila, Norman G. Poythress, Christopher Slobogin, Randy K. Otto, Douglas Mossman, Lois O. Condie
from Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers
by Gary B. Melton, John Petrila, et. al.
Guilford Publications, 2017

If a child has an identified disability that qualifies for special education services, the child will have an IEP.

“Inclusive Physical Activity: Promoting Health for a Lifetime” by Susan L. Kasser, Rebecca K. Lytle
from Inclusive Physical Activity: Promoting Health for a Lifetime
by Susan L. Kasser, Rebecca K. Lytle
Human Kinetics, 2013

One in 16 public school students have an IEP for SLD (ADHD or Dyspraxia, a motor disorder that results in uncoordination); 1 in 50 have accommodations through a 504 plan (Horowitz, 2017).

“Burns' Pediatric Primary Care E-Book” by Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, Nancy Barber Starr, Margaret A. Brady, Nan M. Gaylord, Martha Driessnack, Karen Duderstadt
from Burns’ Pediatric Primary Care E-Book
by Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, Nancy Barber Starr, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

There are still a number of unresolved issues, particularly in pre‐service training, but there has been significant progress in professional development for teachers with the development of specialised training courses in dyslexia.

“Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook” by Gavin Reid
from Dyslexia: A Practitioner’s Handbook
by Gavin Reid
Wiley, 2016

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  • I love this video. I went through this ever other year in school. To think that I thought I was made to feel stupid, when ready they wanted to help me. This video is as real as it gets! He’s moving around so much because he’s uncomfortable, frustrated, and he’s starting to over think the “test”. Dyslexia is a challenge at first but but the older you get, you learn how to work with it.

    If you know anyone with dyslexia, just be patient with us please we’re already frustrated with ourselves we don’t need you frustrated with us to lol

  • Watching this evaluation was eye-opening to the skills the student needs to complete each task you gave for the student to complete!! The Evaluator was non-judgmental during each segment of the evaluation, and praised him frequently, and told the word to the student if he was stuck. That made a difference in helping the student to continue with a good effort! The calm tone and sometimes playful tone of voice from the Evaluator was very helpful too, and encouraged the student to believe that it was ok to make some mistakes. Very helpful!!! Thank you!

  • People with dyslexia are not stupid I have an IQ of 145 it’s just that our brains work differently from whats been set up in society I only know what my IQ is because I always felt stupid all my life when I got older I had myself tested

  • There’s an app designed for dyslexics called, ‘Wordspeller’. They can
    misspell their word phonetically (by the way it sounds) and the
    correctly revealed word appears in seconds along with available suffixes
    spelled out and prefixes all spelled out. A free version to try it is
    at ‘phoneticdictionary.com’.

  • Tearing up so much watching this. I am looking at my 11year old daughter. She has been this way since K5. Public schools pressed for evaluation at first. it was uncomfortable pressure, almost stalker like.i felt like there was a hidden agenda for pushing special education. Sent my child to a private schoolsmaller for more individual attention but had the same issue. finally decided to let the school rest my baby girl grade 3 and if course special education was recommended. No separate classroom but a teacher said sitting next to my child all day in a regular classroom teaching her. Almost like an interpreter is what my head saw. I declined services but watching his video it makes me feel like I should have

  • This is interesting, the guy is really good with the boy. My son is dyslexia and it is tough to keep him still, he wouldn’t like people writing things down about him during tests. It’s great if the child can learn strategies to cope better.

  • this is really interesting. I am a bilingual person, and I am so introverted. I always have a hard time communicating with people. I noticed that when I am speaking, I tend to pronounce words incorrectly, but when I am reading aloud, I am able to read at a faster pace and pronounce words better. I am also better at spelling and remembering words. I also have a mild lisp.
    Yet, my boyfriend who is extrovert and speaks english fluently can not read and has a hard time with spelling.

  • I was a child in the sixties my teacher told me I was just lazy I took no testing no nothing just told I was lazy finally I just taught myself how to read

  • I am very slow in naming colors, but only colors and nothing else I’ve found… Of course it can be English not being my mother tongue, but I was always wondering why retrieval of colors was just much slower than anything else for me

  • I am a licensed SLP looking for a test that covers these areas presented on the video. Do you have any recommnendations of specific tests that an SLP can use. Thank you.

  • I’m dyslexic and want to know if My fellow dyslexics completely ignore all grammar, I know what a noun and adjective is but that’s about it. When it comes to essays and writing my brain can create college level sentence structures at ease, but I have ignored all grammar lessons. I’m 17 btw

  • Hi I’m wondering if I’m dyslexic all through my life and Now I’m 15 I have problems spelling big words and also when I read I read excellent but a lot of times when there’s big words in the paragraph I don’t understand what it’s telling me so I have to keep on reading it again and again but I still won’t understand it since it’s the one word that I don’t understand. Also all through my life there’s things that school teaches u and u should know of heart like the months and alphabet or even when someone tells me what the big word mean I forget and I can never carry it in my brain like the next day or week I’ll forgot like example I watch a show and they say a word I don’t understand and my dad tells me what it means I won’t remember like I won’t pick it up. Also in school is it just me because I’m in applied in everything. high school and when I don’t do my hmw I will do bad but when I do my hmw everyday because that’s what I did I will understand and I did good but after a year or over the summer I will forget everything that I learn and I won’t even pick some things up also in math I’m very good when I do my hmw a lot but I still don’t know my times table. And agian over a year I don’t pick it up and my dad keeps telling me u won’t need that in life but u need to know tax times table words how to write read talk but I always forgot everything which makes me so sad because I know I I’m dyslexic I have to re teach things but I’m so old now which also makes me sad. And I’m wondering if I read books a lot and read the whole dictionary or read with a dictionary every night will I over come my dyslexic or u will forever have it and also get an English tutor plz answer.

  • Thank you for all the great information. Watching your professional video really improved my understanding. I just want to let you know that you might want to correct the spelling of “principal” to “principles” on the chalkboard.

  • I have always fond everything hard in school and out and my parents always worked about me. so far I have had 7 tests to set if I am or not my parents still are worked about me and we don’t know if I’m dyslexic or not I am going into secondary school now and am very scared. if engine knows why way To Help with my engsiaty ease say it to me.

  • As I am dyslexic have an iep and tutors extra time the whole party in dyslexia one thing I find a mistake people find is us it that we act different kinda like special needs kids but we act as normal kids we can speak find so please do not think people with dyslexia are like special needs! (He didn’t say he was acting different than other kids I just wanna put that out there)

  • I was at school and they called me to the office and they said they think I might be dyslexic. So I just got home and trying to find out if I am or not.

  • Man… I so needed you when I was a kid. I will never forget my struggles reading a USA Today newspaper..and unable to finish it without crying and shaking. Ugh so horrible.

  • I’m getting annoyed. Some of these are tricky. Like, “frog, pig, duck”… “g” and “k” sounds can sound really similar. This is why I suck at Spanish. ��

  • I am 51 years old and I didn’t even know what was wrong with me until I was diagnosed at 25 years old by a coworker who’s son was dyslexic. The coworker had gone through extensive training about dyslexia to understand and teach his son. He gave my two books Josh: a boy with dyslexia and The Gift of Dyslexia. First 2 books I ever read cover to cover.

    My mind freezes from processing words, I over heat, begin to sweat and have even passed out before trying too hard. It is near impossible for me to read out loud. They laughed at me in junior high and high school when called on to read out loud. Teachers just stopped calling on me. Back then they didn’t diagnose dyslexia in school. You can’t even imagine the childhood trauma it caused me.

    Though persistent focus, discipline, memorization of words and relentless repetitiveness I’ve taught myself to read and comprehend what I read. It requires all my attention and concentration – it is hard work. Forget about spelling or pronunciation of a word I have not seen before. I have to pretend to be writing to tell my right from my left – I am left handed. When I see a single letter alone I have to think hard to remember and say it out loud to recall how it is pronounced. Numbers are constantly reversed. I am super good at math, science, engineering and lots of other things though… it is fucked up, frustrating and extremely embarrassing.

    Early detection, explanation and instruction to child is vital for them to reach their full potential… knowing is the most powerful thing you can give someone with dyslexia. It would have changed my entire life if I knew before 10 years old when the distress, confusion and trauma really began.

  • I had delayed speech when I was little, wasn’t good with punctuation or capital letters, spelling I don’t remember but I would say I’m fine now, can’t read a book I get too bored but when I used to read to my mum when I was younger I would mix up the order of some words or not recognise them but I never got tested. Then a few days ago I did a test and missed loads of marks because when I read questions I have to read them twice then look at the the word individually and put together the question. And lastly mix up letters for example liek not like, I don’t want to ask my mum to get tested what do I do?

  • I wish the elementary schools I went to cared enough to evaluate me when I was in elementary. They just threw me special ed for reading when I went to middle school. When I switched school districts they just let me fail. When I got to high school I felt like no one cared so I started skipping school and I never finished.

  • Man these struggles he had remind me of when I was a kid, I was never diagnosed but it was always apparent that I was dyslexic. Lower case b’s and d’s were always the hardest for me, a trick a someone taught me at that age was to use the word bed to decipher between the two it helped. It’s better now as an adult but it still can cause struggles in the normal day to day.

  • Am dyslexic I truly think that it’s a phantom disorder, writing with your hand is not a innate human trait it didn’t evolve for that purpose

  • I just found out that I am Dyslexic After going through Life filling dumb, Inadequate, Abandoned. Divorced from 10 years of marriage with two boys, I am now fighting to get on my feet, a place of my own for 50/50 Custody over my boys. It is killing me to not be able to hold my boy, to talk to my boys,  and wake up in the morning from them jumping on my bed. I am writing a Manga comic about my life, wrapped in fiction to help me vent my frustration. I have graduated high school bin to college. I am a Whole life fashion designer of 20 years, graphic artist for 15 years & animator for 2 years. Is there anyone out there that can help Me organize my life?

  • I’m diagnosed with Dyslexia just two years ago. I have been carrying the symptoms since I was a child but my family thought I’m just a lazy child. I have difficulty reading since then and had been bullied because of it. I didn’t undergo proper reading techniques but I willed my self to learn though I still have difficulty reading up until now.

  • Dyslexia? Dyslexia, I think maybe Youtube has freaking Dyslexia. I typed in Dyscalculia, not even freaking spell check recognizes my disorder, and yet i’m being bombarded with dyslexia vids.

  • i think i may be dyslexic, i have been worrying about learning skills and reading for some time now ever since i was small i would struggle to read i read in a slow pace and stutter alot whether im reading english or other languages i tend to skip lines alot and forget very easily of what i have just read for example i try reading a book but i suddenly just pause and forget what i just read i also struggle with listening in lesson it is very hard for me to focus i try not to daydream but i keep catching myself daydreaming it is very hard for me to focus i find it very hard to do school tasks and just normal tasks and understanding things properly like instructions i tend to forget easily in my learnings which frustrates me making me have bad behavior towards teachers as they do not understand how hard it is for me i cry alot about this as it gets too much, please if you know let me know if i have dyslexia, thank you for this video.

  • Could i be dyslexic? I am from pakistan and i can barely read our nation language(urdu) and i cant wright it at all. I find it hard to spell words and keep mistaking different letters for each other. I cant seem to read any language out loud. I also find that it takes me school+tution+extra study at home to even finish a single mathematical problem. I have been studying ur language(urdu) since grade 1 but still have this problem 10 years later. I also have a problem that if i try to read for long i get a headache.

  • I’m 37 yrs old. I never had dyslexia as a child and was an honor role student. 4 years ago I became sick with a while bunch of things doctors couldn’t identify and they have me a dx of fibromyalgia. During the course of the last 4 years. I’ve began to have trouble with words being jumbled when I read. Also with numbers being jumbled. But I’ve also noticed that I sometimes Jumble words when I speak or day things out of order. I have trouble watching tv because things are kind of mixed up and so I tend to zone off, looking at the screen. Is this what dyslexia is like? Can you become dyslexic later in life? And could I be dyslexic? Thanks for any feedback in advance.

  • I don’t know if I have dyslexia because I’m 16 and I don’t know if that’s too late to get a diagnosis. I’m good at spelling sometimes. I’m just really bad at memorizing text. I have to reread 2-4 times when I read a textbook for school. It happens a lot when reading a textbook. Maybe because it’s boring? It happens a few times for math too. When I read a sentence, sometimes I can’t remember and I have to go back and sometimes go back and read it slowly to really get it. I do this because I forget the words and/or they switch in my head and then don’t make sense. When I have to read to the class, I don’t remember anything I read out loud and then I reread it once I don’t have to read it out loud anymore. I also day dream a lot when I’m reading. Like I space out and then I come back. I can read a chapter book better than I can read a textbook though.

  • I think I have dyslexia sometimes I have issues reading out loud and sometimes think a lot about spelling a word. When I read a story I completely forgot what I read and have to re-read it. I also sometimes add words in a sentence that aren’t their and when I’m writing or typing I some times skips words and people don’t understand me.

  • I think my 8 year old son has dyslexia i’m not sure though. He is having trouble in school they even set up a meeting for me to go to, to discuss the problems. He often is really alert but once I have him read he is just not interested and starts yawning a lot. He was tested for ADD but he doesn’t have it. If he reads a sentence he will often skip a word or two and add other words that aren’t there at the end. He mixes up d and b, p and 9. The other day he was doing his homework he read the word “number” and on the next page the word “number was there again and he just couldn’t read it. He got so frustrated and cried he said he was stupid and it broke my heart into a million little pieces����

  • Thank you so much for this presentation. It was really helpful in understanding our students who may have a reading disorder. Thanks again!

  • I have no clue if I’m dyslexia or ADD… I have some symptoms in both learning difficulties… I have always had a moderate learning difficulty at school

  • Can I ask my doctor about getting me tested? I have had some form of learning disability my whole life but my parents or teachers never told me for what and my mother passed away and my father does not remember. I have always struggled with reading and writing. I could not even properly read till 5th grade. I still struggle with spelling even simple words. I also flip numbers when I speak, but will write it down properly.

  • Was at work today and I was reading back customers orders, and at times I literally forgot how to read it’s so embarrassing. Other times I’ll look at words with an a and replace it with an e and vice versa. Like on my home page i saw this title and thought it said “sex battle in nyc subway” and read it again… and again, then I realized it said “sax”. When I was younger I had a stutter, especially when reading but somehow I taught myself not to. I also had the worst time at remembering the alphabet. Anyone know what the hell be wrong w me?

  • Im scared to have this,I didnt have it before and I’m not saying I have it now but I got hit by a car during the summer and my brain swelled up as well as bled and ever since then I sometimes misspell words without even noticing,i replace many different numbers than what I see or what I tend to put down,and I’m fine with reading I just cant read how I used to i tend to get stuck so i have to go back and re read it but I also mix up words when I talk sometimes and it’s hard for me to focus on a certain thing while I’m in class,I’m not sure if this is traumatic dyslexia but I’m scared to get tested or evaluated.

  • I’m not sure if I have dyslexia, but I have similar symptoms. I was tested 1995, but I was told I was lazy and I wasn’t applying myself. I don’t remember doing a test like this video. Now that I’m a adult with my own family it’s every difficult. I can feel the frustration on my wife’s face. She tries to understand me. I hate that I have to put her though this. Thank god that I’m still able to take care of my family. I was so depressed during my school years and early adult years. Over those years I damaged my soul. I know that I’m 100% well, But I see the brighter side of life now. Even with my problems I’m still a function adult, thanks to god. It was really difficult to write this, but I hope it help someone else.

  • I’m easily forgetful after reading something, even a simple leaflet which then I will force myself read it again and again from the beginning. When I write something on a paper, even if a word written looks a bit uneasy to me, I will rub it off and write the same word again. When I did some mistakes, even it was a small mistake, I will become easily depressed and I will extremely search for any way so that I won’t repeat the mistake again.

  • I think I may be dyslexic but I talk to my parents and they just say it’s just me struggling in school and not to worry about it. But my teachers even sujest to get me tested. I can’t read a page of a book, and every spelling test I do, I fail. I don’t know if I am over reacting or not but I just wanna get myself checked so I know. Can a talk to my guidance councler or someone simular to help me out?

  • There was a brand of saw called Was saw. I once saw a very nice was saw in a shop. Then I went back to the shop and saw some more was saws and wondered was this the was saw that I saw or was that the was saw that I saw. What was it about the was saw that I saw that was so good.

  • Do you have these tests on adults too? I want to see how they test adults with dyslexia as well. I am too shy to go to the doctor. I don’t even know how to ask for it. I was told many times that I might have dyslexia because I keep swapping, adding, and omitting words and numbers. That’s why I’m really scared to handle things with documents or bank things. I don’t even remember instructions if its given all at the same time.

    Thank you

  • I am 16 and have trouble understanding things at school. If my teacher says the question out loud I can answer it out loud easily but if I am asked to write my answer down I struggle. I also have to read the question over and over and break it up word for word to understand it. My friends have suggested that I am dyslexic and a few of my teachers too. My mum says that I am just trying to come up with an excuse to not do well in school.
    What should I do?
    ( I live in New Zealand by the way )

  • I think my niece has this. She is intelligent and a good speaker, but she has great difficulty sounding out words and I’m afraid she is losing her confidence in reading. She is beginning to avoid reading anything.

  • Am I? Texting is a nightmare. I can not send a single text over 5 words long without skipping a word or battling with the spell correct. Im super slow at typing. When I try to sound out words I really have no idea sometimes. I also find my writing numbers and words that I’m copying, I copy out of order for example 3456 still would say 3456 when I’m done but I write the 3 then 5 then 6 and squeeze the 4. I also default the saying right when asked right or left. Then I think “ok I’m left-handed(well use both write, eat left, sports and guitar right hand) this is the hand I write with and its this side “no sorry i ment left” anyways I struggle with all the symptoms of Dyslexia but Im very coordinated is that enough enough to disqualify. I also freeze up and write words and letters completely wrong if someone is watching me write. It is so embarrassing.It took about an hour to write and proofread this comment and it still probably has typos,I won’t see them it weird but this is my world. Ive attempted to write 100s of comments and it just so difficult to express what I’m trying to say I dont send them most of the time.

  • Am I dyslexic? I cannot read out loud and I miss out lines and sentences. I have a problem with spelling, and I often replace a b with a p or vice versa. I have to read sentences again and again to it to sink in, and I am shockingly bad at algebraic maths

  • I used to have dyslexia.. being in school is a mind torturing to me in my elementary days, I have many nightmares that I am a subject of shaming ang being bullied because I am dull and slow. Recess also my favorite subject back then.

  • I’m good at readin but I struggle when I read out loud sometimes certain letters from certain words go away and I see just the blank paper and I also read black letters in color is this dyslexia

  • Do I have Dyslexia? I sometimes find it hard to spell, and read slowly. I will read a page over and over but not take in the information. I find it hard to do simple maths, tell left from right and maintain concentration. I find it really hard to process information.

  • Little darlings out there don’t ever feel embarrassed. Just always remember.*Tom Cruise has Dyslexia*
    It’s true look it up. That may help you…
    God bless you…

  • I have no problem reading or writing but I can’t spell I daydream a lot,confuse my left and rights and sometimes read things 1 million times to process them do you think I should get a test

  • I think i am possibly dyslexic but my parents say that they dont think i am. I am 14 and for the last 2-3 years i have struggled a lot to read and say i read a page of a book or a sentense i will have to read it lots of times for me to understand it. Also when i read words seam to swap places so the word order is different. I also have to think a lot when spelling words aloud, i have to write them down.

  • Would love to have a follow on webinar on how testing results can be used to create individualized interventions. This is the missing piece! Webinar content was very clear and well done. Thank you!

  • Hi I think I am dyslexic because I have a hard time spelling. I get angry because I am 17 and I am constantly have to re write words. Just typing this was annoyingly difficult for me. When ever I bring it up to my mom though, she thinks I am looking for attention. It sucks and it slows me down in school and the teachers get angry at me for writing or reading slowly. I see words wrong and write words wrong. But no one takes me seriously. What should I do?

  • On a point of grammar. Some have difficulty choosing between ” different to” or “different than”. Both are wrong. It’s ” different from”.

  • This was excellent! Will you PLEASE consider doing a webinar on the NEXT STEP after assessment-i.e. coming up with an intervention plan BASED on assessment results? Dr. Varia stated that she uses Ed Therapist input for this. This is the missing link and needs to be addressed.

  • I get twitches and headaches when reading and the words appear to have black blotches all over them, I have tried coloured overlays and it helps me a lot, does this sound like dyslexia? I can spell quite well but I can’t spell verbally, I have to write it down. Does this sound like dyslexia?

  • In elementary school I struggled a lot with spelling and they thought it was because of my ear(I have 30% of my hearing in my left ear) but we are going to take a test. I’m nervous for it. If I have it, how will my life be changed?

  • I’m good at spelling contest but if you make me write a paragraph or a number of words you’ll see that some of my letters are either missing or incomplete and I have trouble readin. whenever there’s a test or we need to write something I would finish it lastly.

  • mostly for me when numbers are close together i get them mixed up and i mix up letters and numbers that are similar like 6 9, b d, and p q

  • I just started working with a Clinic that works with children with reading disabilities. And watching this makes me have more compassion for children that I know who most definitely have learning challanges. I love what I do and I have never ever had a job, where i could say that. God is good. God Bless all who help children and adults to be the best that they can be.


  • I have all the symptoms of dyslexia and I’m getting tested at school and in nervous I don’t want anyone to know in case I get bullied in primary school I always got told I was just lazy and didn’t listen. I find it really hard to consontrate

  • I don’t know if I’m dyslexic cause sometimes I have a hard time remembering spelling sometimes and I read a word like 20 times to get how it sounds and what it means even doe it’s really familiar to my head I just can’t put my finger on it when I get test in school☹️ am I dyslexic or am I just dumb?

  • I think I have dyslexia, I can’t read out loud for the life of me. I suck at spelling (On tests I don’t usually get the answers wrong, but I get points of because of spelling). Hard time learning how to tie my shoes. I wouldn’t say I’m a bad reader, I just don’t know what I’m reading. I just finished reading Oliver Twist, I don’t know what happened. I don’t know about other people but I get lost when I’m reading so I end up skipping lines or rereading them by accident. I also still mix up my left and rights….

  • Hello sir. I am a technical instructor teaching adults. I recently encountered a student who revealed to me, only after he failed the class final exam, that he was formally evaluated as dyslexic. His professional examiner was able to positively evaluate him even before the clinic visit, while talking to him on the phone for just five minutes. I wish I could have caught this myself during the two day teaching portion of the course. I also wish I could have provided him with the proper resources that would assist him in the final exam. Please let me know some of the basics of evaluation or some resources that I can read.

  • Uhhh… I have a coloured overlay dark blue and a coloured book blue is there a way to get a filter on my phone? If there isn’t I’ll keep on having to use voice recognition

  • I am 51 years old and I didn’t even know what was wrong with me until I was diagnosed at 25 years old by a coworker who’s son was dyslexic. The coworker had gone through extensive training about dyslexia to understand and teach his son. He gave my two books Josh: a boy with dyslexia and The Gift of Dyslexia. First 2 books I ever read cover to cover.

    My mind freezes from processing words, I over heat, begin to sweat and have even passed out before trying too hard. It is near impossible for me to read out loud. They laughed at me in junior high and high school when called on to read out loud. Teachers just stopped calling on me. Back then they didn’t diagnose dyslexia in school. You can’t even imagine the childhood trauma it caused me.

    Though persistent focus, discipline, memorization of words and relentless repetitiveness I’ve taught myself to read and comprehend what I read. It requires all my attention and concentration – it is hard work. Forget about spelling or pronunciation of a word I have not seen before. I have to pretend to be writing to tell my right from my left – I am left handed. When I see a single letter alone I have to think hard to remember and say it out loud to recall how it is pronounced. Numbers are constantly reversed. I am super good at math, science, engineering and lots of other things though… it is fucked up, frustrating and extremely embarrassing.

    Early detection, explanation and instruction to child is vital for them to reach their full potential… knowing is the most powerful thing you can give someone with dyslexia. It would have changed my entire life if I knew before 10 years old when the distress, confusion and trauma began.

  • This is helpful becoze I am 14 I think that I have dyslexia, I struggle to read words and think about things quickly. I was worried about whot would happen at my dyslexia test but now I now whot it is about

  • I really enjoy reading novels in off time. When reading to myself, in my head, I read just fine and pretty much comprehend what I’m reading. But I notice reading out loud to my kids, i can’t read as smooth as I do when reading to myself. I did have reading troubles when I was in early grade school and was kinda a jackass when it came to school work. Went to doctors and all that at the time and I was put on addarall, which I did not like at all and after maybe 5 years of being drugged with it, I made my own choice to stop the medication by high school. I maybe had problems with spelling in the beginning but I feel I’m an above average speller. Not sure why I’m writing this but if it helps anyone out, I guess that’s a plus. I just discovered your channel and I am enjoying the info. Btw I’m 32yrs old at the time of typing this.

  • I think I might be dyslexic. Because I could never pronounce words correctly and I would always misspell words. I even asked my teacher and she said it could be possible. I can’t do the “correct the sentence or word” work sheet they would give us at school. I also need help telling right from left and have to use my hands. Sometimes I can’t even read a sentence right. I’m 13. Am I dyslexic?

  • Sometimes when people talk to me everything they say goes straight over my head and when they’re finished talking, I have no idea what they were just talking about. It’s really annoying because it happens when my friends and family talk to me and in a lecture etc. Also when I read books/ articles etc… I have to reread each phrase more than 4 times to just try and understand what it means. It makes like really difficult sometimes! It’s weird because I was in all academic classes at school! Now I’m 21 and I’m seriously wondering if I have dyslexia?? What do I do?? It’s extremely frustrating not being able to read properly especially because I want to study to become a Paramedic. Also the other day I was in the car with my family and it took me a solid half an hour to send a text message that was about half as long as this message! It took me so long because I had to keep reading through it and every time my family would talk I’d have to start again because I got distracted so easily and I find it really hard to concentrate. Do I have dyslexia?

  • Hi Peter, are you dyslexic yourself?  Is it easy to get a diagnosis in the US?  It’s really hard in the UK.  This video is interesting so I’ll be having a look at some of the others later.  I wonder if you deal with the link between dyslexia and ADHD, or perhaps that’s covered in another video.