checklist gives a preliminary indication of whether problems are dyslexia
related. The checklist is not a substitute for a full psychological diagnostic
assessment but can highlight if you need one.
The questions relate to different areas of dyslexia, so don’t miss any out!
Answer each question as honestly as you can – if you’re not sure what to answer
for any question, put the answer that seems true most of the time.
the correct answer, yes or no:
1. Do you
find it difficult telling left from right? Yes / No
2. Do you
find map reading or finding your way to a strange place confusing? Yes / No
3. Do you
dislike reading aloud? Yes / No
4. Do you
take longer than you feel you should to read a page of a book? Yes / No
5. Do you
find it difficult to remember the sense of what you have read? Yes / No
6. Do you
dislike reading long books? Yes / No
your spelling poor? Yes / No
your writing difficult to read? Yes / No
9. Do you
get confused if you speak in public? Yes / No
you find it difficult to take messages on the telephone and pass them on
correctly? Yes / No
11. When you have to say a long word, do you sometimes find it difficult to get
all the sounds in the right order? Yes / No
you find it difficult to do sums in your head without using your fingers or
paper? Yes / No
using the telephone, do you tend to get the numbers mixed up when you dial? Yes
you find it difficult to say the months of the year forwards in a fluent
manner? Yes / No
you find it difficult to say the months of year backwards? Yes / No
you mix up dates and times and miss appointments? Yes / No
writing cheques, do you frequently find yourself making mistakes? Yes / No
you find forms difficult and confusing? Yes / No
you mix up bus numbers like 19 and 91? Yes / No
you find it hard to learn your multiplication tables at school? Yes / No
checklist was created by M. Vinegrad: ‘A Revised Dyslexia Checklist’, published
in Educare, No 48, March 1994. (Issued with permission from M. Vinegrad)
answered ‘yes’ to nine or more of these questions, this is a strong indicator
that you may be dyslexic.
contact us on 020 7388 8744 for an informal chat about what to do next, orsee the section on services provided. Whatever you do, it is very important that you get services
tailored to your needs and priorities. We take a very individual and specialist
approach, and will work hard to provide you with the services that are most
going to benefit you. We aim to enable you to:
your skills and abilities - Develop
strategies to overcome the difficulties dyslexia can present - Explain
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