Dyslexia Assessments

Dyslexia Assessments

The ApaCenter’s assessments for dyslexia are based on the recommendations by the International Dyslexia Association and renowned dyslexia expert, Sally Shaywitz, M.D. In addition to gathering background information that we use for a dyslexia evaluation, our individualized testing using standardized measures includes:

  • Cognitive abilities and processing (including auditory processing, visual processing, visual motor integration)
  • General academic achievement in reading, writing, and math
  • Specific evaluation of reading and writing skills including:
    • Phonological processing
    • Rapid automatized naming
    • Single word decoding of both real and nonsense words
    • Oral and silent reading in context to evaluate rate, fluency, comprehension, and accuracy
    • Reading comprehension
    • Dictated spelling test
    • Written expression
  • Tests of specific oral language skills
  • Evaluation in other areas as indicated, such as attention, memory, and emotional functioning