Online Dyslexia screening

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People taking the Dystech test supply a date of birth and email before being presented with a series of words on the screen. Users then repeat the words aloud with the audio being recorded for analysis.

The test, available through a mobile app or in the browser, takes around 10 minutes to complete.

The audio is automatically analysed by the algorithm to determine the likelihood of dyslexia. While the test can’t provide a diagnosis and Dystech does not offer medical advice, Richard says it returns a percentage likelihood of dyslexia as well as metrics on reading reaction time and average reading time.

The results can give an indication if users should seek an official diagnosis – currently only able to be provided by a psychologist.

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Read my frustration

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The “Read My Frustration” campaign aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of dyslexia in Australia and draw attention to the unnecessary pain and frustration caused by unrecognised dyslexia. We know early identification, reading instruction informed by science, and supportive classroom environments would allow all dyslexics to achieve their potential.

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Reintroducing Dyslexia: Early Identification and Implications for Pediatric Practice

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Cognitive-behavioral research has revealed that there are early literacy skill deficits that represent red flags for dyslexia risk and can be measured at a preschool age. Altogether, this evidence points to dyslexia as a disorder that can be flagged by a pediatrician before school entry, during a period of heightened brain plasticity when interventions are more likely to be effective. 

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Early intervention is so important

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The most effective intervention is early, hopefully before the child reaches second grade. But, even before they enter school, they will exhibit some clues. They may have trouble learning to speak and doing such things as learning nursery rhymes as a result of memory and attention span difficulties. Kids with dyslexia also have difficulty recognizing letters and sounds, reading comprehension, and have poor spelling and letter recognition.

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Know the signs and get tested

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Dyslexia can impact a student’s learning in every part of a classroom and it can even affect adults in the workplace in areas including:

  • Writing: not being able to find the right word, difficulty getting ideas on paper.
  • Listening: distracting background noises, problems taking notes.
  • Spelling: similar sounds causing confusion, can’t remember what words look like.
  • Reading: needing to constantly re-read, moving or overlapping text.
  • Motor control: handwriting difficulties, difficulty copying.
  • Memory difficulties: dates, phone numbers, alphabet.
  • Spatial: left/right confusion, easily getting lost.

A child can get tested for dyslexia as young as five-years-old. The earlier it’s caught, the better their lives can be in the future.

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Crete will use a snazzy system to detect dyslexia

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Crete is about to start using a great new system that monitors eye movements during silent reading tests to produce scores that distinguish typical and atypical readers and combines the expertise of ophthalmologists, pathologists, and social workers to develop personalized therapies.

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Want an earlier diagnosis?

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Work is being done on developing a new test that will give an earlier diagnosis so that students with dyslexia can get support they deserve also earlier. Cardiff Metropolitan University is carrying out trials using new technology to speed up diagnoses for dyslexia. This unique test takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and researchers are looking for more children with a diagnosis to come forward to try out a screening test.

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