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Dyslexia Screening Test (DST) Ages 7 -12

This is not a diagnostic tool but rather an assessment that indicates if dyslexia could be present. The DST is a risk assessment for dyslexia.

Our test administrators consist of professional Educational Consultants, and Registered Teachers whose qualifications have been approved by ‘Pearsons Australia’ (not an Association), and accredited to administer the assessment.

The Dyslexia Association refers to Educational Consultants that meet these requirements.

An assessment with our consulting Educational Consultant will incur a fee and includes a report with recommendations for school, and home.

Service available in Melbourne, Rockingham WA and Sydney.

Click here to book an assessment.

Educational Assessment/Diagnostic Assessment Ages 7 to Adult

This assessment is conducted by Health professionals which tends to be a Registered Psychologist usually with a background in education.

The Dyslexia Association refers to our consulting Psychologist backed by a team of Health Care professionals.

The difference between the two services is:

  • A DST is an at risk assessment, not a diagnosis, performed by an experienced teacher with a background in working with dyslexic students.

  • The Educational Assessment, is referred to our consulting Psychologist. It is a diagnostic test and, if criteria is met, leads to a diagnosis rather than a risk assessment.

An assessment through our consulting Psychologist will incur a fee and includes a report with recommendations for home and school.

Service available in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Click here to book an assessment.

Please note: The above is offered as a guide. It is not intended to be definitive. An Association can set criteria to meet for their acceptance into their Association. The Dyslexia Association criteria requires an Educational Consultant to meet the standards set by the independent authority in their area of expertise.

Solution Focused

The Dyslexia Association supports a Multi-Sensory Dyslexia program that allows the individual to develop their strengths without exploiting their weakness. This sort of program will include but not be limited to:

  • Experiential, visual and kinesthetic approach (multi-sensory) to reading
  • Non-phonics (non-linguistic/language) based approach to reading that develops visual and auditory encoding skills
  • A positive approach which provides gentle guidance to encourage positive attitudes to learning and life situations
  • A respectful approach to rebuild self esteem by valuing the visual learning style of the individual and understanding the experiences of the individual
  • A program that can address the conditions that can co-exist such as dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD
  • Professional Membership with The Dyslexia Association and a licensing facility

All professional members accepted and recommended by The Dyslexia Association meet the above criteria. Click here for contact details

Recommendations can be made by The Dyslexia Association to a professional however it is up to the individual to make an informed decision as to the help they ultimately commit to.

Step 1

Explain Dyslexia

Step 2

Dyslexia Screening

Step 3

Dyslexia Test









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