How is dyslexia diagnosed?

In most cases, testing for dyslexia is done by a licensed educational psychologist. Neurologists and professionals with expertise in several fields like psychology, education, and language may also be qualified to provide a formal diagnosis. Testing for dyslexia consists of reviewing relevant information, including oral language skills, word recognition, decoding, spelling, phonological processing, reading comprehension, family background, and more. There are no specific guidelines on who can diagnose dyslexia, so parents and families need to do some independent research to ensure a professional has the proper background in psychology, speech and language development. Fortunately, we offer diagnosis at Dyslexia School of Houston, as well, so we would be happy to help you if you suspect your child may have dyslexia.