Below are just a few of the most frequently asked questions. If we don't have the answer, we will try to find it for you!
   
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Does medical insurance pay for dyslexia assessment or treatment?
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Each company and policy is different. This is why all material that you receive from the Dyslexia Institutes of America carries insurance codes. We recommend that you contact your individual carrier to see if you have coverage for out of network expenses relating to dyslexia. Some clients have been able to receive reimbursements for assessments, consultations, etc. but it varies by insurance carrier and coverage.
   
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Can my child's school system test for and help with his/her dyslexia?
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Most often school systems do not test for or treat dyslexia, but this is a question for your child's school. Ask the individual in charge of special education if they test specifically for dyslexia, and if it is present, what type of programs they offer.
   
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My husband is dyslexic. Does that mean that our children will be dyslexic?
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Not necessarily, but hereditary and genetic factors do play a part in dyslexia, so a family history of dyslexia can increase its likelihood. When in doubt, get the facts and have your child assessed to identify or rule out dyslexia.
   
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How long will it take the Dyslexia Institutes of America to make my child an independent, literate learner for the rest of their life?
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That is dependent on the type and severity of the dyslexia!. As part of the assessment, Dyslexia Institutes of America will provide an estimate of the time required to help make the individual literate and independent.
   
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My child's teacher says she will outgrow some of the things she is doing such as reversing letters. Is that true?
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Human beings do not outgrow dyslexia! Many children reverse letters and typically outgrow this condition, however this is not dyslexia. Dyslexics can reverse letters and may exhibit other symptoms as well which they will not outgrow. It is critical to determine if a child is dyslexic as early as possible.
   
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How early can a child be accurately diagnosed?
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The Dyslexia Institutes of America accurately assesses beginning around age five. However, each child is different, so please contact the clinic near your home for specific information about your situation.
   
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What is home therapy? Do I have to add that to an already heavy homework load?
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Typically dyslexics spend much more time doing homework than their peers. This is because they are not working efficiently. Home therapy is not to be confused with homework. Home therapy is reinforcing components of therapy, not teaching. The child has been given a specific skill and home therapy is reinforcing that skill. Note: It is very common to see school homework decrease once appropriate temporary accommodations are put in place for the dyslexic.
   

 

 

 


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