Hello, does anyone know who does Aston index testing for early signs of dyslexia in Belgium? Thanks!
You should talk to the teacher.
In French speaking schools, there is a PMS service who can advise on this sort of thing.
It's either a bit early in the year to start thinking about dyslexia. Wait at least until the first parents evening and raise the issue with the teacher then.
If you are asking about the Aston Index I assume the child is in English speaking education/ school/ pre-school.
How old is the child?
I know a few people who assess using the Aston Index and can give you the details of an appropriate person once I know the age of the child.
The child will be 7 soon. Yes, I am asking for English-speaking testing.
Ask Community Help Service. They certainly can help.
or Dr. Prishnee Datta (Ph.D.), English mother tongue Ed. Pysch.
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Sarah Jacob's is an English speaking Speech therapist who can use the Aston Index. She has experience assessing and working with children. She is particularly good with children with (suspected) dyslexia.
If Sarah is unable to see you at this time for any reason please post back here and I will give you other contacts.
I would avoid Dr. Datta for a number of reasons. I'll give one. When I gave my parental feedback for observations concerning my daughter for an assessment, I categorically stated that they were to be confidential. When the report was finally received there were my comments, quoted verbatim. Strangely enough, none of the comments of my ex-wife were similarly exposed. To say this has caused problems is an understatement, especially when my daughter read them. Ho hum.
I would also avoid Prishnee Datta as we had exactly the same exerience as Nethenbob and had to have her change her final report which, to be honest, I believed was going to be based much more on her own observations rather than just my answers to a long list of questions(given over the phone!) . Also, an optometrist that she recommended my son see in Overijse is not even qualifed and our medical insurance refused to reimburse us.
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