What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and match sounds with written letters and words. A neurological disorder, dyslexia is characterized by an unexpected difficulty in reading in children and adults who otherwise possess the intelligence, motivation, and education considered necessary for developing accurate and fluent reading.

So much of the challenge for parents of kids who struggle in school is understanding exactly why they struggle, where the specific breakdowns in learning occur, and what specific learning strengths does their child have that can be built upon?

As many as 15% of students in schools are dyslexic learners.

An educational and/or developmental assessment through the Bend Learning Center provides answers to those questions. We can show you: where your pre-school child is functioning on a developmental scale or, if your school age child has a specific learning disability. Based on our findings we can help develop protocols and strategies for school and home that nurture and encourage child development

Qualitative as well as Quantitative Analysis

At Bend Learning Center, we know the value of engaging in true qualitative observation and analysis of processing style, error patterns and established compensatory strategies the child may already utilize.

The earlier the academic intervention the better the overall results.


This type of analysis is crucial, and together with getting accurate, quantitative, norm-driven (comparison to age and/or grade peers) data on your child, a clear picture emerges and direction becomes established.