1. What is a “screening test”?
Screening tests are used to identify individuals who have previously not been identified with, or treated for, a particular condition. So our Dyslexia Screening Test is primarily designed to identify individuals who have not previously been diagnosed with, or treated for, dyslexia. About one-third of dyslexic individuals who have received three or more months of dyslexia intervention will show a drop in their Total Dyslexia Score that is large enough to carry them below the High risk range on our test. This is particularly true of individuals with the most “classic” form of phonological (or sound-based) dyslexia.