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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:46 am 
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I am helping a friend's son to prepare for the 11+. In the time I have spent with him, I have come to suspect that he may be dyslexic. The family do not have the finances to pay for professional testing. Can anyone recommend a reputable screening test available free on the internet that we can use with him, to give us a better sense of whether my feelings are justified? Ideally, we would want something with results that the child's mother can take into his school next term. The school is notorious for ignoring dyslexics, and if she is to get any help through them, she will need whatever ammunition we can provide.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:16 am 
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Can't think of one which can be downloaded. Ive always either the Bangor test (now somewhat discredited) or teh Dyslexia Screening Test from the British Psychological Society.

You couold try getting a copy of teh McGuineeses book (title escapes me)
which has a screening test to find teh level at which to start their phonographix proga#ramme. It's not a dyslexia test as such but will show up which area the child is experiencing difficultyin. Covers blending and segmenting, auditory processing and "code" knowledge.

I'm not sure whether teh school will accept it though. Have you spoken to teh school Senco, they should be able to either test children in school or arrange for a specialist to do so. Is teh child on teh SEN register at all, or been flagged up as having difficulty?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:17 am 
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Can't think of one which can be downloaded. Ive always either the Bangor test (now somewhat discredited) or teh Dyslexia Screening Test from the British Psychological Society.

You couold try getting a copy of teh McGuineeses book (title escapes me)
which has a screening test to find teh level at which to start their phonographix proga#ramme. It's not a dyslexia test as such but will show up which area the child is experiencing difficultyin. Covers blending and segmenting, auditory processing and "code" knowledge.

I'm not sure whether teh school will accept it though. Have you spoken to teh school Senco, they should be able to either test children in school or arrange for a specialist to do so. Is teh child on teh SEN register at all, or been flagged up as having difficulty?

www.amazon.co.uk/Reading-Reflex-Foolpro ... 0140280383 - 109k - 24

Reading Reflex!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:36 pm 
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Thanks, I'll take a look at that. I've found the following on the web:

Schonell spelling test
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Burt Reading Test (1974) Revised with revised norms for (re-arranged) test.

Any comments, anyone?

What about Toe by Toe?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:33 pm 
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The Daniels and Diack spelling test is a good one, I've tracked it down on the web before now. It consista of 40 words. in 4 sets of ten.

fron purely phonic, then via 'sh'ch'th words and more complicated spellings tp the irregular spellings. You get a standardised spelling age but it is also very useful as a diagnostic tool. The Schonellis not quite so good for daignostic purposes imho

Neale and Mira reading tests give you separate norm-referenced reading scores for accuracy and comprehension, a discrepancy between these can show up specific difficulties.

These can be useful to show the school where problems exist, but not sure whether they would accept them as proof of dyslexia. It will be worth talking to the Senco to discuss the results of the various tests and askingif they could arrange a more formal test.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:44 pm 
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http://www.dyslexia-teacher.co.uk/t9.html


anything useful on here??


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:11 pm 
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Thanks - I'll take a look


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:31 am 
Hi,
My son has been asessed as moderately dyslexic. THis explains an awful lot with regard to his slow learning and reluctance(in thepast) to read. It also explains his inability to organise himself, something which I did not realise is strongly associated with the dyslexic. That aside, I have embarked on the Toe by Toe sysem with him. It has been enormously helpful. Last Christmas, aged 9 , he was still struggling with his reading. Within six months his reading age has leapt three years!! He has now caught up. He is develping fluency and speed now. We are still doing the Toe by Toe. I woud definitely give it a try.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:30 am 
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Hi Nell,

Following your recommendation I sent off for the book it arrived today. I am going to start tonight with my daughter and have read through most of it.

Page 30 and 31 have thrown me a little, can you help? On page 31 do I just get my daughter to say the blend sound on its own or does she need to make a word aswell if that makes sense??

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Kaz


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