These checklists are to be used as a guide only. If you are concerned about your child's progress at school, please contact us to discuss all available options.
With over 20 years learning disabilities experience and 13 years in private practise Dyslexia Testing Services can provide you with information on how your child learns and the best pathway forward.
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- Ensure you have your child assessed by a Specialist Teacher or Educational Psychologist.
Our assessors are approved by the Australia Dyslexia Association and the British Psychological Association.
- Make sure that the professional you go to is specially trained in dyslexia. These are educational services not usually covered by any Medicare or Health Fund rebates. Expect to pay for this private service but remember it is essential if you want to get your child on the right track.
An IQ test by a psychologist is NOT a dyslexia assessment.
- Most schools and teachers in Australia know little about dyslexia – it is not in their training. Do not expect the school or teachers to be the experts. They may even discourage you from investigating dyslexia.
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 require every school in Australia to support a child with dyslexia. Legally they do not have a choice, it is covered by the Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Act.
International Dyslexia Association Fact Sheets
British Dyslexia Association