The benefits of an early dyslexia diagnosis

Sandra K. Loo, PhD, works as a child clinical psychologist in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center and the UCLA ADHD Clinics. She discusses the many widespread benefits of an early dyslexia diagnosis and how that can effect treatment and remediation.
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The benefits of an early dyslexia diagnosis

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Dyslexia is one of those disorders that we actually know quite a lot about, in terms of effective treatment and remediation. Many children that are identified early with a reading problem, will become age-appropriate readers. However, very often, people who have reading problems and Dyslexia, continue to have problems reading as they get older. Particularly, slow reading fluency; sometimes difficulty with spelling and reading comprehension. It really varies a lot by each individual person, because there is so much variability in the types of strengths and weaknesses a person brings to their diagnosis.

Sandra K. Loo, PhD, works as a child clinical psychologist in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center and the UCLA ADHD Clinics. She discusses the many widespread benefits of an early dyslexia diagnosis and how that can effect treatment and remediation.

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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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