Frequently Asked Questions
Is my 18-month-old too young to be evaluated?
No. In fact, if you are worried that your 18-month-old is not communicating at an age-appropriate level, it is better to proceed with an evaluation to establish a baseline of his or her skills. An assessment will provide guidelines which will help you to look for certain communication patterns at home.
Why doesn’t my child comprehend what he reads?
There are a host of reasons children don't understand what they read. A thorough reading and language assessment will reveal the reasons which can include slow reading rate, inaccurate reading, or language processing difficulties.
How many words should my two-year-old child say?
As with crawling and walking, there are milestones for language development. A two-year-old should have a minimum of 50 words and put two words together such as "mama go" and "more please."
Does my child have dyslexia?
Dyslexia is very misunderstood and is an umbrella term for a variety of difficulties associated with reading, spelling, comprehension and mathematical abilities. A battery of standardized assessments must be administered to determine the nature of the struggles and to develop an individualized treatment approach.
How many hours of instruction will my child require?
The number of hours of instruction will depend on your child's current levels of performance in the areas that have been assessed. There are a number of factors that influence a child's ability to achieve, such as motivation and frequency and duration of intervention. However, a general rule of thumb is that more frequent sessions produce faster results. A child's motivation, attentiveness, and family support are very important factors in achieving lasting success.
Why does my child need to be tested?
Standardized assessments allow us to examine a child's strengths and weaknesses in order to choose the appropriate intervention. Baseline assessments also allow us to track progress systematically and to ensure the interventions are having maximum impact.