Testing for Dyslexia in NJ
At The Total Learning Center – Our mission is to properly identify and treat Dyslexia
Testing Methods for Dyslexia at TLC:
- The alphabet: Based on the Alphabetic Phonics Pre-test
- The student is tested on his ability to recite and write the alphabet, Name the letters in random order: ab_, gh_, pq_
- Alphabetize words using the first, second and third letters
- Look up words in the dictionary
- Sound Dictation: Sounds are dictated to the student and they are asked to write the corresponding letters associated with the sound.
- Wade Assessment:( The Wilson Achievement in Decoding and Encoding) This test is used to determine if they are a candidate for the Wilson Curriculum. This following areas are tested using the WADE:
- Decoding real and nonsense words in isolation
- Spelling of phonetically based words
- Dictation of sentences( student is judged for capitalization, punctuation, spelling and editing skills)
- Reading and spelling sight words.
- Spadafore Reading Inventory: Tests: Word recognition, silent, and oral reading comprehension and decoding and listening comprehension
- Knowledge of basic grammar using the Winston Grammar Pre-test
- A Writing Sample is used to determine the student’s ability to spell, use the proper sentence structure, the basic components of a paragraph and editing skills.
Based on the testing it is determined if the student is a candidate for the Wilson Reading Program or further testing may be warranted including auditory processing, a speech evaluation, or testing for Attention Deficits.