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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.
http://www.dyslexia.com/dyslexiatest.htm

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.
http://www.amidyslexic.com/?RefID=6000&hop=jluke3

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.

 

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