17. Does the test also measure dyslexia-associated strengths?
The screening test itself focuses on identifying dyslexia-associated challenges. However, users also be able to take to a MIND-Strengths self-assessment survey, which is focused on helping dyslexic users identify their strengths in certain kinds of dyslexia-associated strengths, as discussed in the book The Dyslexic Advantage. Currently the MIND-Strengths survey tests are optimized for users ages 13 and over, but parents can sometimes help students younger than this age explore their strengths through the questions in these quizzes. Unlike the Screening Test, which allows a comparison of the degree of dyslexic challenges likely to be experienced by different individuals, the MIND-Strengths surveys are best used to help individuals compare their personal strengths in several different areas, rather to compare the strengths of one individual with another.