Reading is perhaps one of the most complex activities that our brain performs. It involves the precise coordination and fluent, synchronized processing of visual, phonological, organizational, conceptual and memory functions of the brain. Current research suggests that reading skills, like most cognitive functions, occur on a continuum. Therefore, “Dyslexia� is now thought to potentially refer a range of possible reading challenges from more severe visual decoding problems to being a “slow reader.� Neuropsychological testing and psychoeducational testing help us locate the precise problem area and severity of a potential Reading Disorder or Dyslexia. Often the dyslexic student can improve reading performance with the right kind of help, and with early intervention. 

Powell & Wagner Dyslexia Reading Disorders