Dyslexia Quest Screener
From: $20.00 / year
Screen to find children who are at risk of dyslexia
This online screener identifies those at risk for dyslexia. Game-based tests include rapid automatic naming (RAN), working memory, phonemic and other phonological awareness skills.
All students should be screened for dyslexia by the age of 7 to identify and support those children who are likely to struggle unless they get additional help.
The Dyslexia Quest screener is a quick way to identify children who are at risk of having dyslexia. Although computer based, the screener does need an adult supervising to ensure accurate results. Children see a game called Yeti Mountain so they are screened without becoming anxious about a dyslexia test.
The screener was developed at the Bristol Dyslexia Center and was first released in 2011. Results are based on the tests of educational psychologists, mirroring the output that they would assess to determine the likelihood of dyslexia.
The accuracy of the screening results data was examined by Barry Carbol, Ph.D. Use of the Dyslexia Quest App as a Screening Tool
A low-cost screener such as Dyslexia Quest is a quick way to identify those children who are at risk of becoming struggling readers and should not be used as a substitute for a formal assessment.
Advantages: A screener is low-cost and quick. It does not require a qualified professional to administer. It gives an indication of dyslexia tendencies. It can be given at a younger age than a formal assessment.
Disadvantages: It won’t a give a definitive and diagnosis. It can not be used for examination accommodations. It is unlikely to be enough to qualify for additional funding.