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Child Cognition, Language and Neuropsychology -
Language

Dyslexia Screening Test - Junior (DST-J)
Dr Angela Fawcett and Professor Rod Nicolson, 2004

Overview:
Identify children in infant / junior school who are at risk of dyslexia

Age Range:
6 years 6 months to 11 years 5 months

Administration:
Individual - 30 minutes

The revised Dyslexia Screening Test now covers primary and secondary school-aged children in two separate assessments. The division of the DST into two tests, DST-Junior and DST-Secondary include extra subtests which are particularly relevant to the age group. 

The DST-J provides a profile of strengths and weaknesses which can be used to guide the development of in-school support for the child. 

New theoretical developments in dyslexia research suggest that it should be possible to identify both slow learners and potential dyslexic children at the age of 5 or 6 years, in time for greater reading support. The DST-J is designed for early identification of children who are at risk of reading failure so that they can be given extra support at school. 

The DST-J replaces the best selling DST and reflects changes in theory and practice since this initial publication with additional subtests, validation studies and case histories and scoring software. 

The DST-J consists of the following subtests:


Available Products

Materials

Complete kit: Includes examiner's manual, envelope 1 (containing 14 subtest cards and sample permission letter), envelope 2 (containing score keys), balance tester, blindfold, beads, cord, backwards digit span tape, scoring software and 50 score sheets in a carry case
Upgrade kit: Includes examiner's manual, envelope 1 (containing 14 subtest cards and sample permission letter), envelope 2 (containing score keys), scoring software with manual and 50 score sheets in a carry case
Additional copies of materials:
Manual
Score sheets, pad of 50