Dyslexia Early Screening Test-Second Edition (DEST-2)

Dyslexia Early Screening Test-Second Edition (DEST-2)


Rod Nicolson, Angela Fawcett

Age Range:

4:6 through 6:5 years





Completion Time:

30 minutes


Based on UK population

Publication Date:


The Dyslexia Early Screening Test— Second Edition (DEST–2) battery contains screening tests of attainment and ability. It evaluates a range of skills and profiles strengths and weaknesses of the child. The findings will assist in developing the appropriate treatment plan.


  • Includes an At Risk Score
  • Offers a computerized scoring program
  • Contains UK normative information

The DEST–2 consists of 12 subtests:

  • Rapid naming
  • Bead threading
  • Phonological discrimination
  • Postural stability
  • Rhyme/Alliteration
  • Forward digit span
  • Digit naming
  • Letter naming
  • Sound order
  • Shape copying
  • Corsi frog
  • Vocabulary
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