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Dyslexia assessment

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by grasshopper2000, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. grasshopper2000

    grasshopper2000 Occasional commenter

    A child has a private dyslexia assessment which shows a very spikey profile, but says:

    "results are consistent with SpELD, but not entirely consistent with dyslexia."

    And later in the report:

    "Profile is not typical of dyslexia due to working memory and phonological skills being average."

    The report then explains the phonological skills are most likely good due to huge amounts of phonics intervention.

    Would this child be classed as dyslexic in your school and would they get support?
  2. bg71jq

    bg71jq New commenter

    Could someone not see how the are in the classroom environment?
  3. Flanks

    Flanks Occasional commenter

    Not entirely sure what this report means, did they include a working definition in the appendix?
  4. mrmatt73

    mrmatt73 Occasional commenter

    Would they need support? How are they in the classroom? Some people find their own coping strategies so need little support in class. If they have poor handwriting, for example, get them to use a lap-top for written work.
  5. galerider123

    galerider123 Lead commenter

    The report states that the child's results are consistent with special educational learning difficulties. How old is the child? Dyslexia often presents more strongly in KS2 where faster reading is necessary of more complex text. And dyslexia covers a broader remit than reading, anyway, as we know. The parents have privately, at their own cost presumably, pursued this diagnosis. What has motivated them to do so? Is there history of dyslexia in the family? Somthing has prompted them to search for reasons for their child's lack of progress (in their estimation at least) and no one knows their children better than the parents. If they are more than 2 years behind their peers they are automatically assumed to need more help, aren't they? Does the report suggest what the child's problems in school may be, and how they can be supported? It doesn't really matter whether they are diagnosed as dyslexia specifically, as the statement has identified SEN. The fact that they have recieved interventions already suggests this as a possibility, doesn't it?

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