- Are my child's difficulties with reading, spelling and arithmetic the result of Dyslexia or other Learning Disability?
- Can my chld be assessed for Dyslexia and Learning Disability as per international standards?
- What remedial action can be taken at this stage?
Testing for Dyslexia and Learning Disability
Testing is required to precisely quantify the students abilities in reading, spelling, and mathematics. In dyslexia and other learning disabilities one or more of these abilities is impaired. However, intellectual functioning is normal and the poor academic performance is otherwise not explainable. Tests specifically designed to accurately quantify the specific impairments in reading, spelling and mathematics and compare these abilities with those of other students are standard requirements.
Assessment of Dyslexia and Learning Disability requires screening for other conditions that can cause academic underachievement in students with normal intelligence. Exclusion of other behavioural and emotional problems that can lead to difficulty with learning, attention and concentration is necessary. A thorough psychiatric evaluation is essential for this.
Diagnosis of Dyslexia and Learning Disability entitles the student to waivers in Board Exams. These include extra time, and provision of an amanuensis (writer), and exemption from a third language. For this it is essential to have documented assessment of the disability.
How we can help
Pathfinder Clinic has expertise and the tools to test for dyslexia and learning disorders. We will provide you with a precise assessment of your childs' level of academic functioning in relation to international standards. Our team of mental health professionals specialised in child related problems will give clear answers to these pressing questions. If required your child will be given individualised remedial teaching that has benefitted so many others.
Dyslexia and Learning Disability problem in India
Indian students ranked 72nd of 73 countries in a comparative international survey (PISA) of 15-year-olds. All students were assessed on the same test for knowledge and skills in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy. A sample of more than 5000 students from 200 Indian schools were assessed in this program. In none of these categories did more than 17% of Indian students scored above baseline levels as compared to 81% of students from OECD countries (US, UK, Australia etc).
15-year-old students scoring above baseline level
This may be a scathing indictment of our education system, but it also reflects the presence of unrecognised dyslexia and learning Disorder in our students. Learning Disorder affects 5-10% of students worldwide. Learning Disorder manifests in varying combinations and severity of difficulty with reading, spelling and arithmetic.
- Is my child ready to face future challenges?
- Can my child analyse, reason and communicate effectively?
- Does my child have difficulty with reading, spelling or mathematics?
The earliest signs of dyslexia are conditions like ADHD and speech disorders. It is important to identify dyslexia by 5-7 years of age as treatment is low cost and ... Read more
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