Dyslexic Screening – who does it and why. As of July 2023, 46 states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring dyslexia screening in elementary enrollment by school teachers and specially trained assistants. Many laws require this to happen in the next 10 to 20 years. At least 10 states are already doing it. The language, tools, and procedures vary from state to state but almost exist in all states.
Ohh hey, so let’s talk about dyslexic screening.
So that’s going to be one of the new bigger buzzwords you’re going to hear a lot about in the upcoming months, especially with school starting. So dyslexic screening is something that is being done for young people. They’re being test- screened. It’s a it’s not a test per say. It’s about a 10-15 minute type of thing. They sit down with a a person that has been well trained in how to do this type of screening and basically just, identify someone that is potentially dyslexic that thinks differently and comprehends differently about word creation, sounding things out, so forth.
A hint I want to give to parents out there that I’ve been hearing is should you help your child prepare for this test? The answer is no, you do not help your child practice for the screening test. You want this to be a very natural moment, something they have never seen before. They come in and they get screened because that is the best way for them to be identified if they are dyslexic.
So don’t be afraid of screening. Screening is really simple and what might happen after that is you might be approached by the teachers and the the people doing all that testing and saying, you know what, this might be something to look into and now it might be time for some testing.
So that’s what screening is. Don’t be afraid of it. Don’t pretest for this. It’s all good and it’s going to make a huge difference in a young person’s life.