Dyslexia is a oft-misunderstood learning disability, primarily because it can affect processing of sounds and letters with many different manifestations. The label "dyslexia" is not important, but it is important to understand the wide variety of elements that can interfere with efficiency in reading, spelling, and writing. Dyslexia Testing provides a clear, systematic approach to understanding this learning disability. The booklet defines dyslexia and its related processing components, along with the value of identifying a child's processing strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing. The diagnostic process for dyslexia is described with simple, complete explanations. Also useful to help teachers determine when to refer for testing.
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Dyslexia Testing: A Process, Not a Score is a revision of a previous publication. This second edition expands the descriptions to make it useful for the general education teacher who is trying to determine when to refer a child for further testing. It also provides sufficient guidelines for the diagnostician. The "how to" section is expanded and a new section describes the components of a written evaluation report. My goal was to develop a volume that would be easy for a variety of people (evaluators, teachers, parents) to use and understand, with the overall goal of helping more children be successful in developing reading, spelling, and writing skills.About the Author:
Regina G. Richards, M.A., began her work in bilingual education, working on curriculum development and test design. She has authored books on language development, reading strategies, dysgraphia, and classroom visual development. Throughout her years of working in education, she has presented a wide range of workshops at conferences. She specializes in diagnostics and in using reading and spelling programs incorporating multisensory phonics techniques. Since 1970, she has been an instructor at the University of California Extension Programs at both the Riverside and San Diego campuses. She is director of the Richards Educational Therapy Center and Big Springs School, both of which serve many dyslexic and dysgraphic students. She was president of her local branch of the International Dyslexia Association for seven years and continues to be actively involved.
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