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Child Cognition, Language and Neuropsychology -
Language

Dyslexia Early Screening Test-Second Edition (DEST-2)
Rod Nicolson and Angela Fawcett, 2004

Overview:
Profile strengths and weaknesses often associated with dyslexia

Age Range:
4 years 6 months to 6 years 5 months

Administration:
Individual - 30 minutes

The Dyslexia Early Screening Test - Second Edition (DEST-2) battery contains screening tests of attainment and ability. These determine whether a young child is experiencing difficulty in areas known to be affected in dyslexia. An 'at risk' score for dyslexia determines whether further in-depth testing should be undertaken. A profile of skills provides valuable information that can be used to guide in-school support.

The DEST-2 consists of 12 subtests:

The DEST-2 replaces the bestselling Dyslexia Early Screening Test (DEST) and includes two additional subtests, clinical research data, a new 'at risk' category and scoring software.


Available Products

Materials

Complete kit: Includes examiner's manual, envelope 1 (containing 7 subtest cards and sample permission letter), envelope 2 (containing score keys), forward digit span tape, sound order tape, corsi frog, beads, cord, blindfold, balance tester, scoring software with manual and 50 score sheets in a carrying case
Upgrade kit: Includes examiner's manual, envelope 1 (containing 7 subtest cards and sample permission letter), envelope 2 (containing score keys), corsi frog, scoring software with manual and 50 score sheets in carrying case
Additional copies of materials:
Manual
Score sheets, pad of 50