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Dyslexia Screening Tests – Is Your Child Dyslexic?

Dyslexia Screening Tests – How can you know if a child’s challenges with spelling, reading, writing, or numeracy could be signs of dyslexia? First let us know what Dyslexia is? Dyslexia is a learning disorder that impairs a person’s speech and written language, making it difficult for them to understand and read words and numbers. This makes it particularly difficult for children to follow directions in a conventional academic setting at school. It’s vital to keep in mind that this isn’t a disease. It also has no bearing on a dyslexic’s intelligence or motivation to study, which may be average or even above average.

There are some clear symptoms, such as a ‘spiky’ profile, which indicates that a youngster has both strong and weak areas of skill. There’s a chance you have additional family members with comparable flaws. Keep in mind that not all dyslexic youngsters will have the same strengths and limitations.


Here are five common warning indicators to keep an eye out for:

1) Late Speech Development

2) Difficulties with Reading

3) Problems with Numbers

4) Inability to Comply with Several Instructions

5) Handwriting that is illegible


If you suspect that your child may have dyslexia, a thorough screening can be done by yourself or a teacher with various tools and tests. A child can then be evaluated in detail to figure the next steps to be taken by a professional Psychologist or an Educational Diagnostician. 

Dyslexia Screening tests are conducted for detailed assessments and further evaluations, it is not a diagnosis of dyslexia. An appropriate early intervention is very effective in helping to close the gaps of struggle and difficulties the child might face in the later stages without a proper Dyslexia Screening Test.


Here are the areas that are assessed while Dyslexia Screening Tests:

  • Phonological Awareness is the ability to recognise and access the sound structure of one’s own language.
  • Ability to recall sounds, syllables, and words (phonological or language-based memory).
  • Rapid Automatic Naming refers to the speed with which objects, colours, numerals, or letters can be named.
  • Receptive Vocabulary is the ability to comprehend words that have been said to you.
  • Understanding of the symbol (letter) to sound(s) relationship, either individually or in combination with other letters, is referred to as phonics skills.
  • Decoding – the ability to identify (read – pronounce) words using symbol-sound associations


If you are concerned about your child’s progress with reading and writing then you can consult a professional, so that they can assess the signs and symptoms of any underlying health issues such as hearing or vision problems that could be the reason for their ability to learn or identify any type of learning disability. 

Empowerkids can assist children by providing customised assessments and dyslexia screening that address all of the factors that may be affecting the child.


Contact Dr. Anupma Sethi at +1-669-900-2315 today to know more about Dyslexia screening and understand our customised approach such as the Orton gillingham approach, multisensory approach, science of reading that can help children with Dyslexia.


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