There are three main reasons why it is beneficial to get a formal assessment to identify dyslexia:
I wish you could see the powerful impact a diagnosis has for an individual, whether they are 5 years old or 75 years old.
One adult student told me recently that the choice to get tested and identified was the best decision of her life. Countless others have told me that they no longer feel stupid. They now understand that their struggles are related to a real condition and not just because they are slow or lazy.
The results from the testing should also guide an individual in understanding what the best interventions and accommodations are and how to begin to make changes in the school setting or the workplace for the greatest chance of success.
Originally published on Dyslexia Directions.