A dyslexia specialist gave Sarah a Dyslexia Test and found she had dyslexia and recommended two phonics-based programs.
Her parents found each Dyslexia Treatment to be very interesting but the prospect of two to three years of drilling their child sounded worse than the dentist.
Then the mom got a recommendation from a teacher who said, “Your daughter is very bright, may be gifted and you may want to have her assessed using the Structure of Intellect Assessment (R) that looks at how your child learns best, where your child is strong, where your child is weak, and whether your child has an auditory or visual processing issue”.
The mom asked, “Why don’t they use it at school?”
The teacher’s answer was correct, “We used to used the Structure of Intellect Assessment at school, but it did not provide a label that would qualify a student for special education, it just provides information on how to help a student succeed!”
We have been using the Structure of Intellect Assessment for 16 years and have found it provides valuable information for the parents and for us. It also shows the student how smart they really are and the areas that need to be improved. It also shows many students are hands-on learners and would benefit more from a hands-on approach and might not respond well to the phonics-based approach
To have a more complete assessment, we also realized that:
– Many of our students have an attention issue, but it is hard to get both parents on board. Therefore, we use the Interactive Metronome (R) that often shows both parents how the student loses focus
– A Visagraph (R) that shows how your child’s eyes track when reading
– Biofeedback to show how well your child handles stress
– Reading Plus (R) software to assess your child’s present level of reading speed and comprehension with passages that match the Common Core or Florida State Standards. The passages also mirror the end of year tests
Dyslexia is often narrowly defined as a problem with the sound symbol relationship and the focus is on a comprehensive effort to improve phonics, phonemic awareness, reading fluency and vocabulary. Comprehension often takes a back seat.
Since most students who have dyslexia or are suspected of having dyslexia learn differently and often have attention, eye teaming and reading comprehension challenges, we recommend you consider an assessment for success versus an assessment for a disability.
It is easier to beat dyslexia if you have a dyslexia test for success – or even better, just assess for success
Too see if your child learns differently and/or has an attention, eye teaming or related issue visit www.3dlearner.com