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Overlay in Dyslexia assessment

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Bear1987, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Bear1987

    Bear1987 New commenter

    Good morning,

    Just a quick question, when doing a dyslexia assessment, should the child be allowed to use their coloured overlay?

    I'm struggling to find advice on the BDA or Patoss.

    Thank you.
  2. craig_keane2002

    craig_keane2002 New commenter

    Maybe yes if it was considered as a "normal way of working?". Let me know what you conclude!
  3. Flanks

    Flanks Senior commenter

    Yes, it makes no difference. Overlays can reduce some light sensitivity, but in the main are a placebo at best.

    If it was more significant, then it would be akin to someone wearing glasses, and we wouldn't ask them to take those off anyway.
    minnie me likes this.

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