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Dyslexia Testing Tips

Dyslexia cannot be officially diagnosed using one single test, that’s because dyslexia can be mild, moderate, severe, or profound, but I wanted to share two useful websites that feature web testing for dyslexia as a starting point. I also included a Youtube video that simulates what it is like for some who are dyslexic.

This free assessment is provided by Ron Davis’ Reading Research Council in Burlingame, California, US.

This is the first internet performance-based dyslexia test for adults available.  Find out right now if you are showing any signs of dyslexia! Note this test is not free, you can purchase it online for $49.99.

Wikipedia describes and defines dyslexia this way:

“Dyslexia is a broad term defining a learning disability that impairs a person’s fluency or comprehension accuracy in being able to read, and spell,[1] and which can manifest itself as a difficulty with phonological awarenessphonological decodingorthographic codingauditory short-term memory, and/or rapid naming.[2][3] Dyslexia is separate and distinct from reading difficulties resulting from other causes, such as a non-neurological deficiency with vision or hearing, or from poor or inadequate reading instruction.[4][5] It is believed that dyslexia can affect between 5 to 10 percent of a given population although there have been no studies to indicate an accurate percentage.[6][7][8]

There are three proposed cognitive subtypes of dyslexia: auditory, visual and attentional.[7][9][10][11][12][13] Although dyslexia is not an intellectual disability, it is considered both a learning disability[14][15] and a reading disability.[14][16]Dyslexia and IQ are not interrelated, since reading and cognition develop independently in individuals who have dyslexia.[17]

Accomplished adult dyslexics may be able to read with good comprehension, but they tend to read more slowly than non-dyslexics, and may perform more poorly at nonsense word reading (a measure of phonological awareness), and spelling.[18]

Referenced by: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyslexia

What it’s like to have dyslexia? Can you relate to this video?

If you or someone you know has dyslexia, the Intel® Reader may be something to look at. The Intel® Reader reads printed text aloud – it’s as easy as point, click and listen. Learn more at CTL’s Intel® Reader page.