What is Dyslexia?
Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with reading, spelling, writing, pronouncing words and sometimes speaking. Problems displayed by people with dyslexia are complex and each child often present with various symptoms.

Signs of Dyslexia

  • Difficulty recognizing letters, matching letters to sounds and blending sounds into speech
  • Trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, days of the week or similar common word sequences
  • Difficulty with rhyming
  • Difficulty mastering the rules of spelling
  • Reading below expected level
  • Slow to learn and understand new skills – relies heavily on memorization
  • Frequent reading and spelling errors
  • Trouble with word problems in math, remembering facts and numbers
  • Poor handwriting, awkward pencil grip

Diagnosis and Treatment
Our psychologist diagnoses dyslexia using standardised assessment tests to assess a child’s ability to understand and use spoken and written language. Our psychologist will take into account family history, intellectual ability, educational background, social environment and other factors that can affect learning.

Once the child is diagnosed with Dyslexia, our psychologist develops an education plan. We will then refer the child to our specialist education partners so that the child will be taught ways to overcome his or her learning difficulty.

Make an appointment
If you think your child has a learning difficulty, please call 6397 6627 or email us for appointment at  info@thomsonpaeds.com or book here

To help us make the most of your appointment, parents are invited to fill in the intake form and fax it to 6397 6701 or email to info@thomsonpaeds.com

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