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Academic Testing

Do you think your child may have dyslexia?

It is estimated that 15% of people have dyslexia. But sadly, many children go undiagnosed and untreated. A dyslexia screening helps identify if your child has dyslexia and the specific needs and areas that your child may struggle. 

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Here's the basics...

Parent and child meet 1:1 with a dyslexia specialist and discuss specific concerns and observations. Following the meeting, a full report will be provided to parents. The report discusses the results of the evaluation and the implications of your child's strengths and weaknesses related to literacy acquisition and application.

What you gain...

  • A deep understanding of your child's literacy/reading weaknesses and needs.

  • Personalized suggested accommodations and modifications for accessing school work.

  • A starting point for getting the RIGHT help through private tutoring and in school.

  • The right information for difficult school conversations.

Cost:

Dyslexia Screening $375.  one time fee

Academic Evaluation, available 8/1/23 - 5/30/24 $625  one time fee

Does a dyslexia screening provide an official diagnosis for dyslexia?

A dyslexia screening is an academic screening, not a diagnosis. This type of screening is ideal for struggling readers who have not achieved reading and writing fluency with traditional methods or through other models of intervention, have not made progress with getting help in school, or feel that the help from school is falling short.  Maybe, even for those who have been through more formal evals and still feel like something is missing. 

 

An academic evaluation is more comprehensive information including an IQ test, broad range academics, ADHD (if needed), Executive Function, and includes Dyslexia Specific testing that will provide valuable information about your child's learning aptitude and specific literacy needs.  This is provided by our Psych.D. Intern from George Fox!   This information will inform the direction you need to take in order to help your child get supports from school. The Psych.D. Intern can make an official SLD/ DYSLEXIA diagnosis under the supervision of their Supervisory Psych.  

 

Please reach out to schedule your evaluations!  Michaela Lillie: 503-694-9534 (call or text) michaela@wvdyslexiacenter.com

Here are the details of the testing process...
The testing process takes up to 3 hours, and includes input from parents and teachers.  Your evaluator will let you know more about the specific process when the appointment is booked.  We use a few different evaluation tools that look at all areas of literacy, including auditory processing, oral reading, comprehension, and applied spelling. From this information we gain an understanding of why your child struggles with reading skills, and what areas are the most critical for remediation.  
Once the evaluation is complete, a report will be written and emailed to you. Parents are invited to come and discuss the results and the best next steps for getting appropriate help.  

Here's how to get started...

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CONTACT US

Tell us about your specific situation and need, and our dyslexia center director will reach out to your with answers and suggestions.

Call/text 503-931-3622 or

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CHAT WITH THE DYSLEXIA CENTER DIRECTOR

Our dyslexia center director will talk to you about your specific needs and create an individualized plan for your child.

After identifying specific areas of need your child will be placed with the right tutor for them.

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GET STARTED WITH YOUR DYSLEXIA TUTOR

All of the dyslexia tutors at Willamette Dyslexia Center have been trained in the most up-to-date methods for teaching children with dyslexia and other reading disorders.

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  • What program do you use for Tutoring?
    We use the Orton-Gillingham methodology. We have taken our deep understanding of this multi-sensory apprach to learning, and created an in-house curriculum that is personalized to each students needs and interests.
  • Do you use the Barton Tutoring Program?
    No, we do not use scripted or boxed programs (such as the Barton program) at our tutoring center, because we believe it is important to focus on each child's specific reading needs. We have several tutors who were trained as Barton tutors in the past, but we all believe that taking a personalized approach and addressing your child's specific dyslexic needs is far superior to a boxed program.
  • Does my child need to have a diagnosis of dyslexia to have tutoring?
    No, a formal diagnosis of dyslexia or other reading disorder is not required for tutoring.
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