There are different types of dyslexia
tests which are usually determined by the therapists after taking into due
consideration the actual status of the dyslexic patient. The primary tests are
discussed in brief below:
The Screening Test
This is a group test. As the name sounds it is more of a
screening process where a large number of students are divided into groups and
tested by asking them to perform various exercises.
The objective of the test is to determine those who are
normal and those who have dyslexic symptoms. Basically it is then decided on
who will sit for the comprehensive test for dyslexia. It has been found that
researchers give great importance to these tests in order to effectively
identify the kids
who are having a great difficulty is following what the teacher is teaching in
the class and is lagging behind in completing their lessons.
The Aspects of
Screening Test for Dyslexia
the kid is finding it very hard to explain the simple words.
they getting confused when given even the simplest of directions?
they are becoming resentful while attending school.
they finding the simple mathematical problems extremely complicated.
If the answer to all these aspects are ‘yes’, then it is
likely that the child is suffering from dyslexia. There are also a few other
possibilities which can be effectively diagnosed by an expert. The child can be
suffering from –
or attention deficit disorder
This is the next test that is suggested by researchers and
doctors after the primary screening. This is a holistic or all-inclusive test
that can effectively bring out and work on the root cause behind the learning
disability and is considered to be an excellent way to access the individual,
his strength and weaknesses. The brain condition and state that hinders easy
learning of the kid is examined as well.
Comprehensive Dyslexia Test
This comprehensive dyslexia test comprises of several
sub-parts that basically helps in ascertaining and working on the root cause
effectively. They are:
- Visual scanning test
- Intelligence test
- Intelligence test
- Laterality test
- Reversal test
- Scanning test
- Sequencing test
on Dyslexia Tests
After all these tests are completed, a comprehensive report
is generated. The test can be taken in two ways:
direct contact with a psychologist
According to experts and researchers, the distance test is
considered to be more effective in determining the performance of the child.
The psychologist might get too objective about the performance of the child as
he is getting to meet him, but in a distance test, arriving at a precise
assessment is more likely.
Although there is no major difference between the content of
the two variations of the test, the distant one is more detained and thorough
compared to the other. The other advantages are the child can take the test in
a comfortable setting, that is, in his own room and according to his convenient
time. These factors render a major impact on the overall performance of the
What Happens When the Psychologist
Conducts the Comprehensive Test?
The psychologist ought to be a licensed one and he conducts
the test either in his clinic or visits the school or college. Some prefer
their assessment to be done by a psychologist in their clinic as they feel that
the results would be an accurate one when done under the guidance of a
professional. The test can take a couple of hours and a detailed report is
thereafter generated. While handing over the reports, the psychologist also
attaches a series of suggestions which can prove to be very valuable and
effective in dealing with the dyslexic child.
Comprehensive Dyslexia Test Conducted by Psychologist
In schools and colleges licensed psychologists facilitates dyslexia tests by
paying visits or right in their clinics. The assessment given by psychologist
works for most of the people as many of these people prefer to go to the clinic
for private assessment. It is expensive but the method used for assessment is
more direct. It takes couple of hours for the psychologist to conduct dyslexia
test and provide the report. After the test reports are obtained, suggestions
are given by the psychologist on how child can improve his learning techniques.