Testing for LD

When you suspect your child might have a learning disorder, making the decision to have your child evaluated is just one step in what can be a daunting process.

Who should evaluate your child?

What questions should you ask before, during and after the process?

What do all the tests really mean and how do you know if the specialist was thorough in his/her testing?

Now that you have a diagnosis, what does this mean for your child in and outside of the classroom?

The articles below can help you answer these questions and many more! Click on any link to read more.

Diagnosing Dyslexia, by Roots To Learning

This is a comprehensive article covering the definition, signs, tests used to diagnose dyslexia, references for reading, and psychologists in the Seattle area compiled by Roots to Learning.

Questions to ask about psycho-educational testing

This article, “Questions to Ask Specialists Who Evaluate for Learning Disabilities” by Great Schools is a straightforward and concise aid for parents considering the LD evaluation route.  Includes references to additional reading material that can be located on LD Online.

Understanding LD tests and measures

“Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney” by special education experts Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright of wrightslaw.com and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (2007)

A thorough look at all aspects of psychoeducational testing– how to read reports and understand data and advocate for your child.