The Ann Robinowitz Education Center offers dyslexia screenings, diagnostic reading evaluations and full educational evaluations for students in whose parents have questioned whether their child may have a reading disorder, such as dyslexia. Our screenings and evaluations will help your child get back on the path to academic success!
Why Should My Child Get a Dyslexia Screening?
If your child is struggling with reading or falling behind in class, it’s wise to have him or her screened for dyslexia. Parents and teachers often believe these struggles are temporary, and that the child will catch up to his peers or outgrow the problem. It’s imperative to recognize that this isn’t always the case. Without proper intervention, most children who struggle with reading problems in school will continue to struggle with them as adults. While NJ now has a dyslexia law, its implementation varies from district to district and is not applicable to private school students.
The Screening and Evaluation Process
The first step in the screening process is to gather information from parents and teachers about the child’s educational background, developmental and medical history, family history, and other details. Then, based on the information gathered, several tests will be given to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses in order to make a diagnosis and create an action plan for intervention.
The Ann Robinowitz Education Center uses both standardized and informal assessments during the testing process. Our comprehensive evaluation, performed by our highly qualified professionals, will test your child’s competencies in oral language, phonological skills, decoding, reading comprehension, reading fluency, writing, and spelling. Tests for younger children will typically measure language proficiency, which includes phonological awareness, memory, and rapid naming. In older children, tests may include word reading, spelling, and decoding.
The length of the evaluation varies based on the child’s age and the number of tests administered. For younger children, the test may typically take between three to four hours. For teens, the tests may take six to eight hours. This time does not include the hearing screening or vision screening that each child should have completed prior to this stage of the evaluation.
Prior to the evaluation, it’s important to have a conversation with your child so he or she knows what to expect. It’s also important your child understands that the purpose of the evaluation is to help identify his areas of strengths and weaknesses in order to come up with an action plan for success. If appropriate, the term “dyslexia” is used in our comprehensive reports. Our Screenings, on the other hand, do not lead to a diagnosis.
After the evaluation, you and your child will meet with school administrators to discuss the results, including diagnosis, recommendations, school accommodations, and next steps to get your child on the path to academic success.
If your child is struggling with reading, The Ann Robinowitz Education Center in Princeton, NJ can help by performing a comprehensive dyslexia screening. For more information, please contact Janet Neal, email@example.com or complete our online questionnaire to get started.
- Consultations, School Observations and Records Review ($250/hour)
- Free Dyslexia Screening (no cost): high level screening using 1 test tool to identify dyslexia warning signs
- Dyslexia/Reading Diagnostic Evaluation ($1500): comprehensive dyslexia diagnostic evaluation, diagnosis and written summary
- Dyscalculia/Math Diagnostic Evaluation ($1500): comprehensive dyscalculia diagnostic evaluation, diagnosis and written summary
- Full Educational Evaluation ($3000): complete cognitive testing (which includes intelligence and educational assessment), diagnosis, narrative report and follow-up conference
In order to prescribe a tutoring program that meets the unique needs of each student, the Ann Robinowitz Education Center’s educational consultants review previous educational records and provide additional assessment if necessary. We offer individual sessions and/or small group sessions designed to assist students to reach their educational goals.
The Robinowitz Center uses research-based multisensory programs delivered through direct, systematic, concept teaching. These programs reduce the number of students referred for special education services in school districts by up to 75%. Based on case studies and the teaching experience of our staff, students can progress 2-3 grade levels within one year (although individual student progress varies).
The Ann Robinowitz Education Center is uniquely equipped to provide multisensory structured language programs. These research-based programs efficiently teach students literacy skills and learning strategies. Unlike tutors who advertise that they are OG or Wilson “trained,” our tutors are certified in the most effective multisensory techniques that enable students to read, write, and study more efficiently. Additionally, in order to maintain certification, the tutors are supervised and observed by Wilson Language and OG college instructors to ensure fidelity to the prescribed programs.
These programs include the Wilson Language Program, Project Read, Language!, Lindamood Bell, Orton Gillingham, Developing Metacognitive Skills, and others.
Students develop learning strategies to help them become independent in:
- Goal Setting
- Time and Materials Management
- Strategic Textbook Writing
- Strategic Writing
- Test Taking Skills
- Memory Skills
- Study Skills
Tutoring services take place at The Laurel School of Princeton, located at 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton. You do not have to be enrolled at The Laurel School to receive tutoring services.
Once a tutor has been arranged, you will be asked to complete the online tutoring contract below.
Payment due in advance. Special tutoring package pricing:
1 – 4 $ 125.00 each session
5 – 9 $ 120.00 each session
10 -14 $ 117.50 each session
15 -19 $ 115.00 each session
20+ $ 112.50 each session
For additional information contact Janet Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.