Dyslexia Screening Explained
Screening tests are designed to give an indication of possible dyslexic difficulties. They are not a diagnosis and are not 100% accurate.
The school assessment is carried out in a relaxed and friendly environment, and children are encouraged throughout. The assessment takes roughly half an hour and is carried out by the school dyslexia champion.
The assessment tool used at St Anne's gives an estimate as to whether the child is likely to have dyslexic difficulties. It provides a detailed profile of the child's strengths and weaknesses, which are then used to help inform appropriate teaching strategies.
If the school assessment indicates a moderate or high probability of dyslexic difficulties, the best course of action is to follow up with a full diagnostic assessment. This would determine the precise nature of dyslexic and related difficulties. However if this is not possible, it will not prevent the child from receiving appropriate support.
Parental permission will be sought before administering a dyslexia screening assessment.
After the assessment a report will be drafted and parents/carers will be invited in to discuss the results.