I'm looking for your opinions on how reliable you find dyslexia checklists/questionnaires. I had thought they were a fairly blunt instrument to be used by parents/students rather than professionals but our new SENCO wants us to use them before referring students for assessment rather than use our professional judgement. I think she's about to say she will only do dyslexia assessments for students who score highly on her preferred checklist and that my opinion (as a qualified SpLD teacher with 20 years experience) is not enough. Any thoughts? Am I being over-precious in finding this insulting.