Free Dyslexia Screener
From dyslexia jokes to the many documented strengths recently supported in research and the media, having dyslexia has become a “cool” badge that many now proudly display. Because of this recent change of heart, people are continually disclosing to me that they are a self-diagnosed dyslexic that slipped through the system. Additionally, parents are now openly embracing this label, and with a formal testing and diagnosis in hand, students can receive “reasonable accommodations” that can help them to actualize their true potential. If you've wondered if you or your child may have dyslexia, you may also wonder what you should do first.
The Steps to Determine a Diagnosis of Dyslexia and Acquiring Accommodations
- Use my dyslexia screener. This quick, 20-question evaluation can be administered and scored by a parent/guardian, teacher, or taken by the individual who may have dyslexia. This will help to determine whether there is enough symptomology to warrant formal testing.
- Pursue formal testing through the local school for students 18 and under. For older individuals or testing outside the school system, one can find a professional that can administer the needed tests. One place to find these specialists is through the International Dyslexia Association provider directory. Please note, that if the individual in question does not require educational or workplace accommodations of any kind, then the Good Sensory Learning Dyslexia Screener can be used as an informal evaluation.
- After a formal diagnosis has been determined and properly documented, one can contact their local school or workplace and request a meeting to determine “reasonable accommodations.”
More About My Dyslexia Screener:
This simple 20 question dyslexia screener is designed to uncover the likelihood of whether you or your dependent has dyslexia. The results of this quiz will help to define whether formal testing should be pursued. Click HERE to get your downloadable copy!