age for testing dyslexia ?

Hi new here, myself and my husband are both dyslexic and are 99% sure our 5 year old is. At what age did you get your children tested? as the school keep saying we have to wait until he is 7.

thanks

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  • I was diagnosed at age 7... I'm not sure if knowing would make much of a difference at his age right now anyway. When I was 8 I still couldn't tie my shoes or tell time on an analog clock. However at 8 I was several years ahead of my peers in math. I hope this helps.

  • My daughter was 7, the school can put a SEND plan in place until then to help, it also takes a few visits to get the diagnosis, talk to school they will be able to help xx

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