Testing center now available for diagnosis of learning differences
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — About one in ten people have dyslexia, now one local non-profit school is reaching out to parents to help their children get diagnosed.
Bridges Academy has been serving the Sun City for 34 years, and have recently moved to a new school building on Stanton St. in West El Paso.
The new space is allowing for an extra 25 students to enroll, and now the organization is establishing a testing center to help the community diagnose learning differences, such as dyslexia and ADHD.
"(It is) to get the ball rolling for these parents that don't know why their child is not learning the way they should. You know our kids are smart, they just learn differently,"said Irma Keys, the executive director for Bridges Academy.
The testing center will also be available to adults who may have never been diagnosed.
Bridges Academy is also opening up to part-time enrollment for home-schoolers and private-schoolers who just need the specialized classes.