My daughter just finished second grade and will start third grade in the fall. She was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 3 and a half. We started her in pre-school at age 4 with an IEP, and she has had an IEP every year since. She has always struggled in school. Her handwriting is horrible, even now, and she can not spell even the simplest words like "and", "let", "that". We have always just attributed it to the ADHD. We hired a private tutor to work with her over the summer to try to get her caught up. After a few sessions with the tutor, she suspected that my daughter may have dyslexia. I took an online survey and gave her an online assessment, and both indicated she should be tested.
So I started reading on how dyslexia is diagnosed and treated. It seems that the diagnosis process is complex and requires several tests and various specialists, etc. And the treatment is basically an IEP with the same accommodations she already gets for her ADHD. So my question is; should I bother with getting an official diagnosis? Would having a dyslexia diagnosis be treated any differently than what we are already doing for her ADHD? I ask because I have been through several of these diagnosis processes ,and they are expensive (high deductible insurance) and usually take several appointments spread out over several months. If the end result is just another label for why she does poorly in school ,and no real treatment options, I'd rather not waste the time and money.