Free Dyslexia Screenings

Not all reading difficulties are caused by dyslexia. Dyslexia is not just a reading issue but also a neurological disorder that extends beyond reading difficulties. If you or someone you know might be struggling with dyslexia, the Dyslexia Institutes of America is offering free Dyslexia screenings:
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Wednesday, January 9

Schusterman Jewish Community Center
Mizel School Library
2021 E 71 St., Tulsa

This screening date BY APPOINTMENT. Appointments available 3:30-7:30 pm. Call 580-276-6656.

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Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2013

Women’s Living Expo, Quick Trip Expo Center, Upper Level Booth #711
4141 E 21 St., Tulsa 

These screenings are DROP-IN. Please refer to the times below:

Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm.

Saturday 9 am – 4:40 pm.,

Sunday 10 am. – 3 pm.

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Comments

Hi, Jackie,

Since your son is not in the public school system, it would probably be best to start with your family doctor, and see if he or she can refer you to a facility that performs dyslexia testing. You might also want to contact the Oklahoma Dyslexia Learning Center (http://www.oklahomadyslexia.com/index.html) and see if they have recommendations for testing in your area. I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to call our office if you have any more questions: 918-549-7400.

I was wanting direction on getting my 14 year old tested for dyslexia. He is not in the public school system. Thanks Jackie

Hi Chris,

If your daughter attends public school, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides for free testing and special education services for children with learning disabilities. The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides a comprehensive parent guide to IDEA, which you can find here: http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/idea-guide.

In addition to consulting with the school system, we suggest that she speaks to her regular physician about her symptoms. Primary care physicians have intimate knowledge about the health of their patients and should be able to recommend the appropriate referral.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact our office at 918-549-7400.

Cassie Spindle

Literacy Services Manager

my daughter is 16 years old and has been having trouble in school for some time now. I have read some of the symptoms of Dyslexia and would like to have her tested. Could you tell me who I could call to have her tested?
Thank you.

Hi, Cynthia,

Thank you for your question. You are not alone. Millions of adults struggle with reading and numbers. There are many different kinds of doctors that can medically diagnose someone with a learning disability, including psychometrists, clinical psychologists, and some neuropsychologists.

If you suspect you might have a learning disability, speak to your regular physician about your options. You might also check out the Learning Disabilities Association of America at http://www.ldanatl.org/ for helpful resources, accomodation techniques, and answers to frequently asked questions.

And if you are interested in receiving free, one-on-one help to improve your reading skills, please call our Adult Literacy Service at 918-549-7400. We are here to help.

Best,

Cassie Spindle

Literacy Services Manager

 

I am 44 years old and i struggle with reading and and numbers? is there help for me as far as maybe getting a diagnosis?