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Psycho-educational assessment of a dyslexic child-a case study
J. Ganesh Kumar,
Published in Serials Publications
Volume: 97
Issue: 2
Pages: 147 - 156
Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties in accuracy of word recognition, poor spelling and encoding abilities. Difficulties in dyslexia result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction (Lyon et. al., 2003). Psycho-Educational Assessments should be administered for diagnosis and facilitate special children with the required remediation. This is a case study conducted on an 8.3 year old dyslexic girl. The psycho-educational assessment was done by using "Test of Non-Verbal Intelligence TONI-IV". Administration of Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT). The girl was found to have an average level of intelligence. Administration of Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) indicated that her reading, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension were not grade appropriate. These assessments of her Academics showed that there was an immediate necessity for special intervention program. Combination of Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment program, Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory phonetic approach and brain gym exercises. Intervention was given for 8 months with 3 sessions per week, after which a significant progress was seen in her reading and writing. It was very effective module of intervention since the number of errors in accuracy was significantly reduced and a considerable improvement was observed in her spelling. © Serials Publications.
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