Early identification leads to more effective and efficient remediation.

Screen Early 

Children can be screened for their risk of dyslexia prior to the start of kindergarten to determine their risk of developing later reading challenges. 

Targeted Effective Intervention 

Reading remediation is most effective when administered between kindergarten and third grade.  


Smart Investment 
Investing in early screening and intervention will reduce long term costs associated with special education. 

It is possible to maintain critical word reading skills of most children at risk for reading failure at roughly average levels if specialized instruction is provided beginning sometime during kindergarten or first grade.  (Vellutino, Scanton, Sipay, Small, Pratt, Chen & Denckla, 1996)

What does SCREENED mean? 

Short, maximum 30 minutes

Comprehensive, test for key domains, family history and pre-literacy and literacy skills

Resourceful, use tools that you already have

Early, screen as early as possible 

ESL and dialect inclusion, make sure to include minority and english language learners

Neurobiology or genetics, children who have parents with reading difficulties have a 50 % of inheriting them

Evidence-based response,  need to assess the child in their current environment 

Developmentally appropriate, assessments need to be appropriate for the child's age 

(Gaab, 2017)