A noticeably bright child who is having trouble learning to read is at a high risk for not learning to read. If your child is noticeably frustrated by reading or is faking their ability to read and you are told, “He’s bright, he’ll figure it out” or “She is still young and she’s smart – it will click for her” do not wait to see what happens. Get your child evaluated by a reading specialist who can identify their specific strengths and weaknesses in reading or more globally in learning. If there is a history of dyslexia in your family, it might be worth getting a more formal assessment from a qualified psychologist or educational psychologist.
The Reading Clinic offers low cost assessments with no obligation to sign up for tutoring. We provide valuable insights into why your child is struggling with reading but we do not diagnose students.