ERIC Number: ED384027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Dyslexia? Is There a Test for Dyslexia?
Hill, Margaret H.
Texas Reading Report, v18 n1 p1,11-13 Aug 1995
A descriptive study examined how school districts in Texas identify students for dyslexia programs. Of the 300 districts surveyed, one-third responded with a long list of assessment instruments with no clear focus towards a definition of dyslexia, nor were notations cited accounting for discrepancies within learning achievement and other demonstrations of thinking. Districts generally said they followed the guidelines of the Texas Education Agency and used a variety of intelligence tests and achievement tests. The districts did list a number of tests to assess phonological information processed by the individual, but none were of recent publication date. In addition, visual/auditory perception, visual motor integration and listening comprehension were all important areas of assessment linked to success in language development and reading, writing, and spelling. Perhaps what is important in the end is the sense that the learner, not the label, is important. (Contains 16 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association. Texas State Council.
Identifiers - Location: Texas