DYSLEXIA SCREENING TEST – JUNIOR, INDIA EDITION (DST-JINDIA)
Identify children in infant / junior school who are at risk of dyslexia.
DST-JINDIA is a powerful screener, developed for use with school children in India in order to identify those who are at the risk of dyslexia. The DST-J replaces the best-selling DST and reflects changes in theory and practice since the initial publication with additional subtests, validation studies and case histories.
The India norms will not only facilitate in providing a more precise measure of literacy skills but will provide increased opportunities to a greater number of children to be screened at an early age for the risk of Dyslexia.
The Dyslexia Screening Test series are scientific tests used globally in educational settings to help identify children with Dyslexia. Early identification of this condition will result in timely and effective intervention that will help the child cope with this learning disability better and prepare the child for better academic and professional outcomes.
Benefits of the DST-JINDIA
Ensures early identification, essential for timely intervention and support
Can be administered by a wide range of professionals
Standardization sample collected from schools across India
Wide age range covered - 6 years 6 months to 11 years 5 months
Guides the development of in-school support
Findings can facilitate referral for further in-depth evaluation
Used in conjunction with the Raven's Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales to comprehensively screen for learning difficulties
Offers a profile of child’s strengths and weaknesses
Norms for Indian Children offer accurate measure of literacy skills
The DST-JINDIA consists of the following subtests:
One Minute Reading
Two Minute Spelling
Backwards Digit Span
Nonsense Passage Reading
One Minute Writing
The DST-JINDIA consists of twelve subtests which focus to evaluate accuracy and fluency in reading, writing, and spelling. These subtests also assess motor coordination, attention span, reasoning ability and vocabulary skill which are vital for attainment of literacy skills. These tasks appear to children as interesting since they involve identifying pictures, solving puzzles, and answering simple questions.
DST-JINDIA Complete Kit:
Includes examiner's manual, envelope 1 (DST-JINDIA subtest cards, sample permission letter and acetates), envelope 2 (containing score keys), balance tester, blindfold, beads, cord, and 50 score sheets in a carry case.
Rs. 10,200/- + VAT + Shipping and Handling
Frequently asked questions:
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a common disorder that affects about 80% of children identified with learning disabilities. It refers to a condition where children are unable to acquire skills related to reading, writing and spelling despite possessing the required intelligence and being exposed to a conventional classroom curriculum. A recent epidemiological study indicates the prevalence rate of dyslexia to be around 9.87% among Indian school children.
What are the common signs of dyslexia?
Some common signs of dyslexia include:
Difficulty in recognizing letters in alphabet
Difficulty in reading words
Reversals of letters (w/m, b/d) & words (saw/was)
Spelling out words
Difficulty in articulating sounds
Resistance to read in classroom
Written assignments are incomplete
Lack motivation in academics
How does dyslexia impact the child?
If dyslexia remains undetected, with each passing year, as academic demands increase, the dyslexic child’s limitations prevent him/her from successfully meeting academic expectations. The child feels burdened and helpless which often evokes feelings of anger or distress, resulting in low self-esteem, isolation from peers and doubts about his/her abilities.
Why screen a child for dyslexia?
A common developmental disorder with prevalence rates ranging from 5% - 10%
80% of learning-disabled children have poor reading skills (dyslexia)
The second-most-common causes of illiteracy is learning disabilities
To prepare the child towards attaining better academic outcomes
Early identification & timely support are cost-effective
Why is the DST-JINDIA unique? / Who can administer the DST-JINDIA?
The DST-JINDIA is a unique screening test as it can be administered and interpreted by school teachers, special educators, school counselors and clinical psychologists. It enhances school’s ability to screen and identify children at risk for Dyslexia and facilitates to create an inclusive learning environment where all children are valued and supported according to their learning needs.
Dr. Angela Fawcett, author Dyslexia Screening Test - Junior at the launch of the India Edition.
DST-JINDIA launched at the World Education Summit.
Dr Angela Fawcett and Professor Rod Nicolson
Project Manager for India
Dr Nitin Anand