Diagnosing dyslexia



Learning Tree offers dyslexia evaluations in the areas of phonological processing, phonological memory, rapid naming, word decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, receptive vocabulary and listening comprehension.  In addition, adding an auditory processing evaluation includes Learning Tree’s philosophy of exploring the “foundation” of the learning difficulty.

Evaluations are individualized for each student depending on the nature of the learning difficulty.  The general diagnosis of dyslexia includes the following assessments and information.

  • Auditory processing evaluations
  • Two different phonological processing assessment instruments are used depending on age of learner.
    • Phonological processing
    • Phonemic processing
    • Phonics
    • Phonological memory
    • Rapid naming
  • Reading decoding
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension
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  • Either a cognitive assessment or recent receptive and expressive language evaluation result that state cognition and oral language abilities are within the average range or above.