Dyslexia and Learning Disability Testing Online

If you’re looking for dyslexia and learning disability testing online, COVID-19 has finally given us a gift. Due to advances recently fine-tuned after COVID, having a virtual dyslexia assessment online is now routine and universally accepted. By sharing screens, the doctor is able to present reading, math, processing, IQ, focus and personality tests. Research and Dr. Eisenberg’s experience all suggest that the results of online testing for dyslexia are just as helpful as in-person testing.

Writing tests and some dyslexia testing have to be done with paper and pencil. Hence, the student will receive a packet via overnight mail to be completed during the virtual dyslexia testing session. All test data is returned to the doctor’s office in Littleton, Colorado.

If you are wondering how to get tested for dyslexia online (sometimes called a dyslexia online assessment or a screening for dyslexia online), please contact us via telephone or email. Tests for dyslexia can also be extended to adults. Many times, a college student requires the full battery of learning disability testing in order to receive accommodations in college. Other times, online dyslexia testing is needed for the LSATs, MCATs, SATs or ACTs. 

What Does an Online Dyslexia and Learning Disability Testing Appointment Look Like?

Should you wish to have a screening for dyslexia or a learning disability testing online, the doctor or his staff will do a 10-to-15 minute intake via telephone. Following that, a one-hour initial meeting is arranged where the doctor gathers all the necessary background information, going all the way back to babyhood.

Following the initial interview, two 2-hour testing sessions are arranged in which the doctor conducts the standard battery for dyslexia and learning-disability assessment, including achievement tests, processing tests, an IQ test, tests of focus and tests measuring processing speed. 

In the final meeting for dyslexia and learning disability testing online, the doctor reviews the results directly with the student and any other interested parties, including his or her parents. In that time, the doctor’s goal is to help the student understand how they learn so that they can most efficiently study for their own particular learning style. The doctor then discusses any accommodations he feels will be helpful, such as extended time for all tests or the privilege of taking tests in a solitary and quiet environment. If additional supports are needed, such as tutoring or medication, the doctor reviews them at this time. 

Signs You or Your Child Should Consider Being Tested for Dyslexia

Sometimes learning disabilities emanate from or are caused by childhood events such as ear infections. Behavior during toddlerhood can be suggestive of dyslexia. During the preschool years, one can see early signs of dyslexia such as: 

  • Mispronouncing words
  • Struggling to find the names of common objects and using the word “thing” instead
  • Struggles learning nursery rhymes
  • Struggling to remember sequences, such as days of the week or months of the year
  • Trouble giving a cogent, complete story
  • Trouble remembering and following directions 

Signs of Dyslexia or Learning Disabilities Often Present in Elementary School 

Take a serious look at your child’s elementary-school years if you are trying to decide whether dyslexia testing may be helpful.

  • Difficulty separating or combining individual sounds in words
  • Difficulty remembering proper spelling
  • Reading one word as a similar word (for instance “which” becomes “watch”)
  • Overdependence on context clues, such as pictures
  • Kindergarten difficulty learning letters and letter sounds
  • Skipping or inserting small words like “in” or “the”
  • Slow recognition of common words
  • Full-word transpositions such as “no” for “on” or “was” for “saw”
  • Frequently reversing letters in third grade or beyond

Adult Symptoms of Dyslexia

As mentioned above, adults often wish to do a dyslexia assessment as well. Luckily, we can also test for dyslexia in adults online. Sometimes, a bright adult can compensate throughout their school years and not realize they have symptomatology of dyslexia until they are in their 20s. They may have some of the symptoms above or some of the following:

  • reading slowly
  • reading one word as a similar word
  • poor spelling
  • not knowing how to begin a paragraph or write it in a logical sequence
  • the ability to express one’s self far better verbally, relative to written

Other Forms of Learning Disabilities

Dysgraphia and dyscalculia assessments are often part of dyslexia evaluation online. These are the writing and math forms of dyslexia. Dysgraphia is often preceded by difficulties in fine-motor coordination as a child. Many children cannot properly hold a pencil, or just dislike coloring and writing. 

Students with dyscalculia almost certainly had difficulty with early math concepts. This includes learning the clock or their coins. 

The Process of Psychological Testing

The process of psychological, or psychoeducational, testing is a three to five appointment process beginning with the initial consultation. At the initial consultation, family and medical background of both the parents and the child is reviewed, with a careful eye toward the child’s development from early years on. Testing usually occurs in two-hour segments and may require as many as two or three segments to be completed. You can read more about our process for psychological testing here.

Contact Us

Dr. Eisenberg is happy to offer dyslexia testing online to both child and adult patients. If these symptoms sound familiar, please contact our office to schedule an appointment by calling 303-808-4140 or emailing Psyedtest@gme100.com