The different types of dyslexia

Sandra K. Loo, PhD Pediatric Neuropsychologist, explains how dyslexia and reading disorders are often meant as the same things, depending on the professional who makes the diagnosis
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The different types of dyslexia

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In research, we think about different types of Dyslexia. For example, a child who has a difficult time reading single words, may be different than a child who had difficulty with reading comprehension. However, clinically, there is only one diagnosis that we give, with no subtypes. That is reading disorder. Reading disorder is the same as means Dyslexia, but the mental health professional that gives the diagnosis would actually give a diagnosis of reading disorder, rather than Dyslexia.

Sandra K. Loo, PhD Pediatric Neuropsychologist, explains how dyslexia and reading disorders are often meant as the same things, depending on the professional who makes the diagnosis

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Sandra K. Loo, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Sandra Loo is Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Loo is a child clinical psychologist and works clinically in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center and UCLA ADHD Clinics. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment of childhood psychiatric disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Before coming to UCLA, Dr. Loo was director of two outpatient clinics specializing in the diagnostic and neurocognitive assessment of attention and learning disorders at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Massachusetts where she worked with Dr. Russell Barkley.

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