2.4 Screening and Assessment

What is screening?

A ‘screener’ or ‘screening’ typically consists of looking at a group of indications that may mean that a learner is showing signs of being dyslexic. It is not the same as a dyslexia assessment that will involve a thorough investigation of the learner’s cognitive functioning, as well as considering various other factors. Screening can, however, indicate that someone requires specific help or intervention that can then be monitored and, if appropriate, full assessment can follow later. Screening can often be done in groups rather than individually. Please be aware that screening tools are not the same as standardised assessment tools.

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Dyslexia in the Workplace

2.5 Communication & Support