ADA Dyslexia Screening & Assessment Service
The Australian Dyslexia Association Certified Professional Members
The ADA offers affordable dyslexia screening and dyslexia educational diagnostic assessment for children and adults.
All ADA dyslexia screening and diagnostic educational assessments are administered by an ADA Certified Dyslexia Assessor.
An ADA dyslexia educational diagnostic assessment will identify a dyslexia profile, the subtype/s and the severity. The ADA educational diagnostic assessment is individualised and includes;
A plan of action for instructional teaching needs based on the individual assessment
Equitable classroom provisions for equal access to the curriculum or study
Equitable Accommodations for tests and exams where necessary
Additional attachments specific to your needs are included with every ADA report
ADA will advise you of all reasonable steps to take after you receive your report
Initial ADA dyslexia profiling is recommended prior to a full dyslexia assessment and is a free service to all ADA open members and will indicate whether further assessment is recommended.
To make a booking,request further information or request a membership form to become an open member please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure the very best practice, ADA Dyslexia Assessors work within a framework of Allied and Health Professionals where required to ensure that all individuals are receiving dyslexia profiling aimed at educational treatment and equitable school/university or work place provisions/accommodations~
The Australian Dyslexia Association supports assessment which drives instruction.
Parents and Schools what you need to know about ANY assessor:
Dyslexia Assessors must have up to date knowledge of the latest advancements in reading and spelling research and an indepth knowledge of science based reading instruction when identifying and assessing dyslexia.
It is recommended that the assessor's report drives educational Instruction.
Reasonable Adjustments:Recommendations need to include; classroom provisions and equitable accommodations/modifications.
Caution: Isolated eye or ear exercises and related types of activities do not treat effectively treat dyslexia. IQ tests are not effective either. The most beneficial aspect of testing is to identify the underlying cause/s and to plan for effective teaching relevant for developing skills in language areas which include; phonemic awareness,reading,spelling,writing and penmanship by a trained MSL educator.
Parents need to consider: Who is qualified to teach my child to read and spell?
In some cases ADA funding may be available for low income families.
Parents: Learn that dyslexia is a specific language based difference. Ask yourself prior to any dyslexia assessment has the Assessor been post graduate trained in science based theories of reading and how dyslexia or related differences impede upon reading, spelling and writing. Email the ADA Professional Board for advice: email@example.com
For information pertaining to ADA accredited training courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MSL Instruction is cognitive and language based it covers the five areas of language/literacy teaching identified by the National Reading Panel (1993) and the NITL(Australia) as vital components in the teaching of literacy for all learners.
The ADA recommend ADA registered and accredited MSL members for teaching children and adults with dyslexia or a related difference
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