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  • 1. Dyslexia Testing Dr. Edward M. Petrosky Licensed Psychologist Forest Hills, Queens, NY (917) 520 – 4444 www.toolsforstudents.info (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 2. A Word on the Presenter Licensed psychologist Background in school & clinical psychology Specializations include:  Dyslexia / Learning Disability Testing  Evaluations of Behavioral and Emotional Problems  Workshops to parents, teachers, & students on academic and emotional growth Give parents & students answers  What is the problem? What is causing it? What can be done to help? www.toolsforstudents.info (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 3. Why is my child having difficulty in school? Is there a learning disability that has been missed? Does my child have dyslexia? What can be done to help? (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 4. Testing for Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities provide answers! To Understand To Empower To Help (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 5. What is Dyslexia? A learning disability that involves difficulty acquiring and using the symbols of language. (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 6. What does spoken language have to do with dyslexia? We first learn to understand what is said to us, then we learn how to produce spoken language, or speak Reading involves learning how the words we hear and speak can be represented with letters People with dyslexia have difficulty doing just this – i.e. mapping sound onto visual symbols (i.e. letters & words) (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 7. Common Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities Has to work harder than other students to get the same grade they do Tries his/her best but still falls behind Receives grades that are much lower than he/she expected Knows the material the night before the test but then “blanks” on the actual exam (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 8. Common Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities Does not have enough time on tests or is one of the last students to finish Had a speech problem as a young child Had difficulty learning how to read in the beginning grades Reads very slowly Has poor spelling Complains teachers are going too fast (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 9. Common Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities Has difficulty following conversations or the plot in movies and TV shows Has difficulty understanding directions Finds foreign language classes the most difficult Has difficulty determining right from left (from 3rd grade up) Tries to be invisible in class, or alternatively, is the class clown Gives the right answer to the wrong question (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 10. Important! If you have any of the above characteristics it does not necessarily mean you have a learning disability since there are other reasons the above could apply to you. Dyslexia and other learning disabilities can only be properly diagnosed through comprehensive individual testing. (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 11. What is dyslexia / learning disability testing? A way of collecting information about a student's academic development and how the student learns and processes information. (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 12. What areas are included in a comprehensive dyslexia evaluation? Decoding: knowing what the word is Phonics: knowing the sounds letters make Fluency: speed, ease, and rhythm of reading Spelling: encoding words Comprehension: understanding what’s read Phonological processing: understanding and mentally manipulating sound Visual processing: understanding at what you are looking Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN): automatically remembering what a word is Others
  • 13. For more information… Visit: www.toolsforstudents.info Become a “fan” of “Dr. Edward M. Petrosky” on Facebook (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.
  • 14. Thank You! (C) Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, 2009. Queens, New York. All rites reserved. Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Psychoeducational Evaluation.