Students with a primary diagnosis of dyslexia, or a specific reading or writing disability are eligible for admission. Students who do not have a diagnosis, but who meet the diagnostic profile of a student with dyslexia may be considered for admission as well.
Students in kindergarten through grade twelve are eligible for services.
To be considered for admission, each student must provide a copy of a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment. An assessment of cognitive abilities is required to be less than 3 years old and assessment of academic achievement must be less than 2 years old. A completed student application is also required.
A psychoeducational assessment measures cognitive abilities that show how a child learns, problem-solves, reasons and remembers information. It also measures academic achievement, or how well a child performs in subject areas such as math and reading. The Children's Dyslexia Center - Bangor will accept psychoeducational assessments that are school-based or privately obtained. See the brochure for the Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc. for information on what measures must be provided to determine eligibility. For recommendations for evaluators to perform assessments, consult your child's primary care provider.