Should you get a Dyslexia Diagnosis?

Are you on the fence about getting a dyslexia diagnosis? In this video, we go over some of the reasons why getting a dyslexia diagnosis can be a great idea.

Diagnosis often allows dyslexics access to additional resources, points to effective intervention for children, and can explain why somebody is struggling, which can be a huge relief.

While some parents are afraid that their child will be stigmatized if they seek a diagnosis, research shows that the label can be a protective factor against low self-esteem where the experience of struggling academically may be the cause.

An early diagnosis means that intervention is more effective. So it would be ill-advised to wait for the child to catch up.

So if you are on the fence about getting a dyslexia diagnosis, don’t be! It is likely to be a positive experience.

The Dyslexic Perspective


Here’s some of the literature I consulted to create this video: