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Please read each statement and decide how well it describes the child. All statements must be answered before submitting.

This School Age Dyslexia Screener was created by the International Dyslexia Association (http://eida.org/).

Has difficulty with spelling
Has/had difficulty learning letter names
Has/had difficulty learning phonics (sounding out words)
Reads slowly
Reads below grade level
Requires extra help in school because of problems in reading and spelling

Based on the answers provided, your child appears to have the risk described below.

Minimal Risk

The score indicates that there is little in the child's developmental history to indicate that he/she is at risk for a reading disability (dyslexia). However, if there are concerns about the child's reading progress, an evaluation with the school or a licensed child psychologist is recommended to examine the nature of these difficulties.

Moderate Risk

The score indicates that there are features of the child's developmental history (e.g., difficulty learning letters, required extra reading help) that may be consistent with a reading disability (dyslexia). Reading disability constitutes a very common learning disability, affecting approximately 5% of the United States population. Reading disability is characterized by slow or effortful reading, difficulty sounding out new words, and problems with spelling. If there are concerns about the child's reading progress, an evaluation with the school or a licensed child psychologist is recommended to examine the nature of these difficulties.

Significant Risk

The score indicates that there are several features of your child's developmental history (e.g., difficulty learning letters, required extra reading help) that are consistent with a reading disability (dyslexia). Reading disability constitutes a very common learning disability, affecting approximately 5-10% of the United States population. Reading disability is characterized by slow or effortful reading, difficulty sounding out new words, and problems with spelling. The results of this questionnaire indicate that your child may be experiencing some or all of those symptoms. A formal evaluation with the school or a licensed child psychologist is strongly recommended, so that your child can get the reading support he/she needs, if appropriate.