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Bangor and LASS dyslexia screening assessments

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mcmama Tue 21-Jun-11 22:48:45

Hi

Does anyone know if the Bangor and LASS screening assessments used in schools are reliable indicators of dyslexia? Is it possible to pass these tests and still be proved to be dyslexic through a proper dyslexic assessment by an Ed Psych?

dolfrog Wed 06-Jul-11 22:41:44

There is no scientific test for dyslexia, they are all very subjective.
Dyslexia is only a screening process for the cognitive subtypes of dyslexia auditory, visual, and attentional. And you will require a specific clinical diagnosis of the auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorder, attention disorder, or any combination of them which can cause the dyslexic symptom.
Dyslexia is a man made problem, a social construct, regarding having problems with a man made communication system the visual notation of speech, or the graphic symbols society chooses to represent the sounds of speech. And there are various cognitive disabilities which can cause the dyslexic symptom.

CQrrrneee Wed 06-Jul-11 22:44:28

'Is it possible to pass these tests and still be proved to be dyslexic through a proper dyslexic assessment by an Ed Psych?'
Yes - they are screeners and shouldn't be used in isolation

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