Screening for Dyslexia for professionals

Course Description

  • Differences between Characteristics of Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities
  • Family History of Dyslexia
  • Real Dyslexia or ???
  • Informal Writing Test - This task provides information about a person’s writing behaviour, fluency, word usage and spelling.
  • Jordan Left-Right Reversal Test - This test measures the ability to distinguish between the orientation of letters, numbers and words.
  • Bangor Dyslexia Test - This test reveals areas of difficulties usually found in persons with dyslexia. Such difficulties include: repeating polysyllabic words, months forward, months reversed, reversing digits, b-d confusion and left-right (body parts).
  • Light Sensitivity Screening - This test will reveal if the student has a sensitivity to light, commonly known as scotopic sensitivity syndrome, which makes reading a slow process.
  • The influence of synaesthesia in learning the alphabet and mathematics.
  • One of the following Dyslexia Related Tests:
      • [PLCT] Pre-Dyslexia Letter Coding Test (Kindergarten) -This test will identify students at risk for dyslexia.
      • [DSF] Dyslexia Screener for First-graders (Grade 1) - This test will identify Grade 1 students who demonstrate characteristics of dyslexia.
      • [DDT] Dyslexia Determination Test (Grades 2-12)* - Grade 2 and over - This test that will differentiate students who demonstrate characteristics of dyslexia from students who have difficulties in reading, writing and spelling due to other causes.
      • [ADT] Adult Dyslexia Test (18 years and older) -This test assesses an adult’s decoding and encoding skills. It identifies specific patterns of errors associated with characteristics of various forms of dyslexia, differentiating them from other learning disorders.