FAQ

Below are just a few of the most frequently asked questions about dyslexia. If you have a question, please contact The Dyslexia Center of Princeton. 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 receipts that you receive from our center carry 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 reimbursement for assessments, consultations, etc., but this varies by insurance carrier and type of coverage.
   
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Can my child's school test for and help with his/her dyslexia?
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Some schools test for or treat dyslexia; others do not. This is a question for your child's school. Ask the individual in charge of special education if your school tests specifically for dyslexia, and if it is found, what type of programs your school offers.
   
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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 Center of Princeton to help my child become an independent, literate learner?
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The answer depends on the type and severity of the dyslexia present. As part of the assessment, our center will provide an estimate of the time required for the program to be effective.
   
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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 habit; however simply reversing letters is not dyslexia. Dyslexics can reverse letters and may exhibit other symptoms as well, symptoms that they will not outgrow. It is essential to determine whether a child is dyslexic.
   
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How early can a child be accurately diagnosed?
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The Dyslexia Center of Princeton uses standardized, normed tests for accurate assessment beginning around age five. However, each child is different, so please contact us for information specific to your circumstances.
   
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What is home practice? Do I have to add that to an already heavy homework load?
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Typically dyslexic individuals spend much more time doing homework than their peers. This is because they are not working efficiently. Home practice is not to be confused with homework. Home practice reinforces components of therapy; it does not teach new material. In therapy, the learner has been given a specific skill, and home practice reinforces that skill. Note: It is very common to see school homework, or the time it takes, decrease once appropriate temporary accommodations are put in place for the dyslexic individual.
   

 

 

 


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