In addition to the standard
reading and math diagnostic assessments available at Success
Center, the center now offers three screenings: the Dyslexia
Determination Test (DDT); Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome
(SSS); and the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA).
Dyslexia pertains to language
disabilities. The Dyslexia
Determination Test (DDT)
is used to investigate specific aspects of language problems
relating to reading, writing and spelling. The DDT differentiates
the child who demonstrates dyslexic tendencies from the
individual who is merely behind in reading, writing and
spelling due to causes other than a dyslexic pattern as
defined and determined by this testing procedure. A child
must be reading (at least) at a second grade level for the
test to be valid.
Success Center is an approved screening site for Scotopic
Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual problem that prevents an
estimated 10-12% of the population from being able to learn,
read or study efficiently. Individuals with Irlen perceive
the printed page and sometimes their environment differently.
Individuals with Irlen may
be viewed as underachievers or as having behavior, attitude
or motivational problems. This problem can coexist with
other learning difficulties. Some people diagnosed with
learning difficulties, dyslexia or ADD may be, in addition,
also suffering from Irlen.
The patented Irlen Treatment
Method uses precision tinted filters, worn as glasses or
coloured overlays, to reduce or eliminate perception difficulties
and light sensitivity. An intensive diagnostic assessment
determines the beneficial filter colour from an almost limitless
number of colour combinations. The assessment takes about
one hour and can be used for children and adults.
The Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) is a computerized visual continuous performance test
for the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with
attention disorders; off-task behaviors; Attention Deficit
Disorders (ADD); and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(ADHD). This highly reliable test provides relevant screening
information about attention that is not otherwise available.
Results of all assessments
and screenings at Success
Center are confidential.
However, results can be shared with the child's teacher
in a school visit if the parent wishes. For more information,
Center at (903)