Dyslexia Screener, Portfolio and Guidance
Dyslexia Screener is an important first stage asset to any Special Educational Needs Teacher (SENT) or Learning Support Teacher (LST) who has concerns about a student. An ideal follow-up is the Dyslexia Portfolio, an in-depth, individual assessment that provides a comprehensive overview of a students’ difficulties to inform intervention. Dyslexia Guidance is ideal for use after the Dyslexia Screener Digital and Dyslexia Portfolio in providing teachers and SENTs with practical advice on supporting dyslexic students, from pre-school through to university level.
The Dyslexia Screener is an assessment that identifies dyslexic tendencies in students aged 5–16+ years and recommends intervention strategies to help them achieve their potential.
The 30 minute test is an ideal tool for screening an entire year group, or for screening those students showing some signs of difficulty. It can play an important part in helping both specialist and non-specialist teachers distinguish between those individuals who are having general difficulties in literacy and those whose difficulties are associated with dyslexia.
The assessment comprises six tests covering three areas, with two assessments for each: Ability, Attainment and Diagnostic.
The Dyslexia Portfolio is an ideal follow-up assessment to the Dyslexia Screener for those students who may have been screened as having dyslexic tendencies, or whose performance in literacy is causing concern.
The individual diagnostic assessment provides a profile of strengths and weaknesses that can be translated directly into an individual teaching plan, enabling specialist teachers to devise and implement a relevant and sensitive, multi-sensory intervention programme.
Dyslexia Guidance is an invaluable resource; ideal for use after the Dyslexia Screener Digital and Dyslexia Portfolio in providing teachers and SENTs with practical advice on supporting dyslexic students, from pre-school through to university level.
The handbook features:
- Advice and effective activities based on real classroom experiences
- Photocopiable materials for use in the classroom and small group settings
By concentrating on the ‘life cycle’ of a student with dyslexia, Dyslexia Guidance takes the reader through each stage of a students’ school career. It starts with commonly occurring precursors for dyslexia – such as dislike of school and difficulty with letters and numbers – through transfer to secondary school, acquisition of study skills and techniques, and Access Arrangements for students tackling public examinations.