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Dyslexia Screening

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Daisy Daisy, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. My Head has asked me to carry out Dyslexia Screening - not diagnostic, I know that's specialist- what do people suggest?
  2. My Head has asked me to carry out Dyslexia Screening - not diagnostic, I know that's specialist- what do people suggest?
  3. You could try the Dyslexia Screening Test by Fawcett and Nicolson. It provides an 'at risk' score which can then be followed up by a more specialised assessment. The test is designed for non-specialists to use. Your head would have to buy it - couple of hundred pounds I think. Then to test each child you would need 20mins 1-1 time and this would need to be paid for, plus time calculating the scores. Hope this is helpful.
  4. takethatno1fan

    takethatno1fan New commenter

  5. The advantage of the Lucid software is it can be administered to a group rather than 1:1. We use Lucid Rapid as an initial screening for all Year 7-9s. This then highlights pupils who we refer for individual, more indepth assessments if required.
    We also use Lucid CoPS and LASS with our juniors. I have tried using the LASS with groups, but to be honest, with younger pupils it is more reliable done 1:1. We screen all pupils on entry to the school (ie all Year 3s plus new pupils). Again, it's a broad, first screening tool which we use in combination with other evidence to highlight pupils who may need more indepth, specialist assessments at some point.
    So for a non-specialist, Lucid works well as an initial screener, but you would need to involve or refer to dyslexia specialists to assess more thoroughly for dyslexia

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