Dyslexia Evaluations in Long Island & NYC

Find the answers you need to help you or your child succeed. Our expert NYC psychologists are trained to conduct comprehensive Dyslexia evaluations.

New York Dyslexia Testing

What to Expect in a Dyslexia Evaluation

  • Comprehensive assessment of learning strengths and weaknesses 
  • Engaging New York psychologists with in-depth knowledge of the processes involved in reading 
  • Comfortable and nonjudgmental environment
  • Minimal wait-time for appointments
  • A follow up meeting with a New York Psychologist to explain the findings and answer any questions
  • A comprehensive written report explaining findings and recommendations tailored to the client’s individual needs

Common Signs of Dyslexia

  • Difficulties learning to read
  • Slow and laborious reading
  • Difficulties with spelling
  • Avoidance and/or frustration around reading 

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Benefits of a Dyslexia Evaluation

Children with learning disabilities require specific teaching strategies. Understanding their approach to learning and their specific pattern of strengths and weaknesses can help teachers understand how to intervene and close the learning gap. A diagnosis can also be helpful in qualifying a child for extra support at school. 

What is Assessed in a Dyslexia Evaluation

An individual’s pattern of strengths and weaknesses is assessed during the evaluation. The evaluation consists of a process of information gathering and a series of tests.

Common Questions

  • How do psychologists or doctors test for Dyslexia?

    • Dyslexia is not a physical condition and there is no one test that can determine if someone has it. Dyslexia is a specific learning disorder, most associated with difficulties learning to read. It can result in difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling. Instead of one test, when diagnosing dyslexia, a thorough evaluation of an individual’s pattern of strengths and weaknesses is necessary as well as ruling out other possible causes of symptoms. It’s important that the evaluator has in-depth knowledge of the processes involved in reading. 
  • How much does dyslexia testing cost?

    • New York Behavioral Health offers in-person evaluations starting at $4,500. During your free 15 minute consultation, our testing consultant will answer any questions you have about the price and testing. We are an Out-Of- Network provider, meaning we do not accept insurance or work directly with insurance companies. 
  • What does a dyslexia evaluation consist of?

    • The evaluation consists of a process of information gathering and a series of tests. When diagnosing Dyslexia in children, our evaluators will gather information about the learning environment and learning opportunities. This most often involves a review of school records, conversations with adults involved in the child’s learning, and observing the child in their learning environment. We’ll also want to rule out medical causes for symptoms, such as hearing and vision difficulties. The child will be asked to complete a series of tests that examine their pattern of strengths and weaknesses and may include reading and writing skills, language abilities, memory, and processing abilities. Many children find these tasks enjoyable. 
  • What is the purpose of testing for dyslexia?

    • The purpose of diagnosing a learning disability is to inform intervention. Children with learning disabilities require specific teaching strategies. Understanding their approach to learning and their specific pattern of strengths and weaknesses can help teachers understand how to intervene and close the learning gap. A diagnosis can also be helpful in qualifying a child for extra support at school. 

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