Hiring a professional

Q&A's on finding the right professional

(adapted from the International Dyslexia Association)

Many parents are unable to find effective instruction to meet the educational needs of their children. This situation is especially true for reading instruction. That is, most public school teachers are not trained in the scientifically based approaches that are effective for a child with dyslexia.

The following guidelines will help you know what to ask and how to find and evaluate an educational professional independent of the school. This is especially necessary if you feel that your child is not receiving adequate instructional services from a qualified teacher within the school.