Frequently Asked Questions

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How is dyslexia diagnosed?

How can I support my child’s learning needs at home? We encourage parents to observe the last 10 minutes of each lesson to help familiarize you with how your child is learning.  It’s best if children practice at home to build on his or her success. 

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.

Can my child get sufficient reading instruction at school?

Many dyslexics have a high IQ and are articulate, creative and have not been diagnosed. Teachers may not recognize the student who struggles as dyslexic. If you know your child is struggling with reading and any other academic subjects, it is important to seek help early. For your child to receive help and accommodations in school, such as an IEP or 504, you will need to obtain an official psychoeducational evaluation with a licensed psychologist. This is often referred to as a "psych ed evaluation,” or simply, an “evaluation.” This process takes time and parents must be proactive.  After the evaluation, some children qualify for services but, even if a child qualifies for an IEP, the literacy program Oregon public schools use may not remediate the difficulties your child has to the level that is acceptable to you.