The Cost of Diagnosing Your Child's Learning Difficulties: What Parents Need to Know
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Watching my third-grader navigate remote school, I realized she struggled reading simple passages and seemed unable to keep up with the class during their online sessions. I had known prior to the pandemic that she was behind, but I didn't realize how bad it was until I saw it for myself. Why hadn't the school let me know? I wanted more information, and I had no idea where to start—or what it would cost to get answers.
The process of having your child evaluated for learning difficulties, meeting with the school, interpreting test results, and deciding how to help your child is daunting. And it's one countless parents will have to navigate. One in five students face learning and thinking difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD, trouble with written expression, dyscalculia, and others.