Dyslexia Testing in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Stanford Couples Counseling specializes in individual and couples counseling as well as therapeutic and psychological assessments. Dr. Jennifer Fast, one of our clinical psychologists, is trained in using both psychotherapy and testing to help you determine the best course of action for your condition.

Why choose us for dyslexia testing online or in Dallas, Fort Worth or Plano, Texas? We’re known for having top therapists on staff, and we use a holistic, solutions-oriented approach to support our clients’ goals and long-term success.

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What You Can Expect From Our Testing Process

Being tested for dyslexia involves a comprehensive assessment that provides you with a clear understanding of your competencies in the following areas:

  • Writing

  • Spelling

  • Reading comprehension

  • Reading fluency

  • Decoding

  • Oral language

  • Phonological skills

  • Articulation, motor and/or social aptitudes

What to Expect Before Your Dyslexia Evaluation

As part of a comprehensive assessment, you may be asked to fill out a language and behavioral inventory or checklist regarding your family history, medical and developmental history, current status and educational history. Our interpretation of this data will inform the testing methods we choose for you, and our clinical psychologist will explain which dyslexia assessments will be administered and why.

During Your Dyslexia Assessment

The duration of your dyslexia evaluation will depend on several factors, including your age and the number of areas to be assessed. A language and literacy evaluation will generally last between six and eight hours for teens and adults and between three and four hours for children. Everyone, regardless of age, will also be asked to pass certain vision and hearing screenings.

After Your Evaluation

After your dyslexia assessment is complete, Dr. Fast will provide a report that offers a diagnosis and outlines recommendations for therapy, school support, accommodations and home practice activities.

All recommendations will clearly outline the path you need to take to succeed academically and in life while getting the support you need along the way.

When Should I Apply for a Dyslexia Assessment?

At Stanford Couples Counseling, you’ll be able to schedule online or in-person dyslexia evaluations for yourself or your children. We test children, adolescents, young adults and adults virtually or in-person at one of our three Texas locations.

It’s possible to detect potential reading difficulties in children at an early age — sometimes as early as kindergarten.

If you’re an adult who suspects you have dyslexia, know that you can seek instructional help with writing and reading, regardless of your age. You can apply for dyslexia testing at any time and can inquire about reasonable accommodations and additional training from your academic institution or employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Symptoms of dyslexia include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Complications with reading

  • Reading below grade level or the level of your peers

  • Difficulty repeating phrases or sentences

  • Inability to differentiate speech sounds

  • Strong oral comprehension and weak reading comprehension

  • Confusion of left and right

  • Trouble with sequenced instructions

  • Problems with pronunciation

  • Difficulty spelling words and reading aloud

  • Omitting sounds or letters when reading and writing

Start Your Dyslexia Evaluation Today

Whether it’s for family or individual needs, you can schedule an appointment for a dyslexia evaluation online with Stanford Couples Counseling today. Our compassionate counselors and clinical psychologists are ready and willing to help you get the answers you need to live a happier, healthier life.

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