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What is the assessment for dyslexia?

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An assessment for dyslexia includes reading or writing while the tester looks for signs of dyslexia, such as adding, dropping, or changing words; pulling words from other lines; or reversing or transposing words and letters. While not diagnostic in itself, body language may provide a clue: A person with dyslexia may frequently clear his or her throat, tap a pencil, or fidget during the testing out of anxiety about performing the test.

From: Treatments for Dyslexia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The International Dyslexia Association. National Center for Learning Disabilities. National Center for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

SOURCES: The International Dyslexia Association. National Center for Learning Disabilities. National Center for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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