Dyslexia Screening

Dyslexia Screening

“… a perfect compendium that enables educators to take a proactive stance in the early identification and remediation of dyslexia.” – Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP–2009 National School Psychologist of the Year

“…. really helped our district get a handle on dyslexia – what it is, how to detect it and what to do about it, especially as we needed to implement the new state law.”Patricia Moulton, M.S.W. Special Education Coordinator, Brooklawn School District

“Your book will be a great resource for teachers/districts who are so reluctant or so nervous to identify struggling students.”Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.  Dyslexia Training Institute

Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents is a guidebook intended primarily for school professionals, but will be useful for many other readers. Clinicians practicing outside the school setting, such as psychologists or learning specialists, will find many of these concepts applicable to their practice. And this guide also will help parents understand the screening process and make informed decisions.

Dyslexia Screening is intended to help you develop your professional judgment – it won’t try to replace it, and it isn’t meant to be a strict “how-to” manual. It offers one approach for thinking about dyslexia screening, and other experts in the field may take a different approach. With that in mind, you should use this guide as a tool. Take what is useful to you, and feel free to consult with others who offer different perspectives and ideas.

Dyslexia screening is a tool for identifying children who may be at risk for dyslexia, gathering information to assist those children, and helping walk schools through the process. A dyslexia screening can be performed by a range of educational professionals. Although it might be ideal for the screening to be conducted by someone specializing in learning disabilities (such as a school psychologist, reading specialist or special education teacher), the nice thing about dyslexia screenings is that practically any teacher can perform one.