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How Can I Get Dyslexia Help?

Lainie Petersen
By Lainie Petersen
Updated May 17, 2024
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The process of getting dyslexia help depends on a number of factors, including the area where you live, your age, and your financial resources. Children may be eligible for free screenings, assessments and treatments through the public school system. Adults who need dyslexia help may need to seek help through a psychologist in private practice, or may be able to receive assessment services through an employer. Ongoing help with reading and language skills may be available through special education and adult literacy programs, as well as by working with a private learning specialist or tutor.

Parents who believe that their child is demonstrating symptoms of dyslexia should speak to their child's teacher about arranging an assessment for their child. In many cases, the school will have special education teachers and other professionals who can assist in providing an appropriate diagnosis for the child. If the child is not yet in school, a parent may wish to speak to the child's pediatrician to get a referral to a psychologist who can perform an assessment. In many cases, a dyslexia assessment for children involves several professionals, including your pediatrician, your child's teachers and a mental health or special education professional.

Adults who need dyslexia help may find getting a diagnosis and support to be a challenge. If you are a university student, you may be able to receive services through your school's counseling or disabilities center. Your employer may also be able to provide services through your human resources department or employee assistance program. Another option is to visit a psychologist who specializes in diagnosing dyslexia for a thorough assessment. If it is determined that you have dyslexia, you should ask the professional who diagnoses you for various local sources of dyslexia help.

If you find it difficult to access services, you may wish to contact one or more organizations dedicated to promoting awareness of dyslexia and other learning disabilities, they may be able to direct you to local sources of help. They can also provide you with support and learning how to be an advocate for yourself or your child through the school or medical system so that you, or your child, can get needed dyslexia help. Another option is to find out whether there are any adult literacy programs that operate locally: If you are an adult who needs dyslexia help, you may be able to receive assistance in developing your reading and comprehension skills, or a low-cost for free through one of these programs.

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