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The Dyslexia Screening Test - Junior (DST-J)

by Rod Nicolson and Angela Fawcett

Item: 9780749121358

Age Range: 6 years 6 months to 11 years 5 months

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The Dyslexia Screening Test - Secondary (DST-S)
Item: 9780749121556

Age Range: 11 years 6 months to 16 years 5 months

The revised Dyslexia Screening Test now covers primary and secondary school-aged children in two separate assessments. The division of the DST into two tests, DST - Junior and DST - Secondary include extra subtests which are particularly relevant to the age group.

The DST-J provides a profile of strengths and weaknesses which can be used to guide the development of in-school support for the student.

New theoretical developments in dyslexia research suggest that it should be possible to identify both slow learners and potential dyslexic children at the age of 5 or 6 years, in time for greater reading support. The DST-J is designed for early identification of children who are at risk of reading failure so that they can be given extra support at school.

The DST-J replaces the best selling DST and reflects changes in theory and practice with their additional subtests, validation studies and case histories and scoring software.

The DST-J consists of the following subtests:
  • Rapid Naming
  • Bead Threading
  • One Minute Reading
  • Postural Stability
  • Phonemic Segmentation
  • Two Minute Spelling
  • Backwards Digit Span
  • Nonsense Passage Reading
  • One Minute Writing
  • Verbal Fluency
  • Semantic Fluency
  • Rhyme (NEW - This subtest measures phonological ability. Studies have shown that rhyming is an important skill in learning to read.)
  • Vocabulary (NEW - This subtest measures receptive vocabulary and reasoning ability in a multiple choice format. It provides additional information to help in developing the IEP.)

Complete kit: Includes examiner’s manual, envelope 1 (containing 14 subtest cards and sample permission letter), envelope 2 (containing score keys), balance tester, blindfold, beads, cord, CD, scoring software and 50 score sheets in a carry case.


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