Welcome to the Comprehensive Dyslexia Screener (CDS):

"Pay What You Want" Offer till April 30, 2024
  • Powerful, online screener for uncovering dyslexia types.
  • Detailed, evidence-based report.
  • Expert user dashboard with advanced group analytics.
  • Comprehensive training platform.
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What is the Comprehensive Dyslexia Screener (CDS)?

The Comprehensive Dyslexia Screener (CDS) is a valuable tool for exploring the symptoms of dyslexia. This screener is designed to identify the likelihood of a diagnosis of dyslexia or a specific language disorder and also provides insights into the specific type of dyslexia as well as other underlying deficits. The CDS investigates the following possible types: auditory phonological, visual perceptual, visual surface, rapid naming, and attention related dyslexia. It also explores higher order language skills and working memory symptomatology. A detailed report offers explanations and remedial suggestions and resources, while a user dashboard enables group comparisons and analysis. Finally, for those that want to learn more about dyslexia, we offer a variety of informative training resources.

Our goal is to assist individuals, educators, clinicians, and parents in comprehending and tackling the specific challenges related to dyslexia and determining if formal testing, cognitive remediation, or academic support is needed. By doing so, we aim to enhance overall functioning and success in various aspects of life, including education, work, and daily tasks.

Who Takes the CDS?

By gaining perspective from multiple individuals, a learners' strengths, challenges, and needs can be holistically addressed. Please note the CDS is valuable for both individuals with prior diagnoses and those who have never been assessed. Its strength lies in identifying the root causes of difficulties, paving the way for targeted and effective remedial approaches.
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Learner

Learners aged 9 and older are eligible to take the CDS. It is beneficial to have an adult assist young learners and those with learning challenges during the screening process. Helping learners should focus on clarifying items rather than providing answers.

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Parent

Parents can also attempt the screener on behalf of their children. In many cases, parents have a unique perspective on challenges their children might not be able to articulate or recognize.

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Teacher

Teachers with a deep understanding of a learner's behavior and performance can also take the CDS on their behalf. By doing so, teachers can pinpoint specific areas of difficulty they have observed in the classroom.

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Professional

Professionals who have consistently interacted with learners on a one-to-one basis are also eligible to take the CDS. As a result of their unique perspective, they can identify specific challenges encountered in individual sessions.

Dyslexia Types Investigated

Auditory Phonological Dyslexia
Visual Perceptual Dyslexia
Visual Surface Dyslexia
Rapid Naming Dyslexia
Attention Related Dyslexia
Mixed Dyslexia
Double Deficit Dyslexia
Acquired Dyslexia
Developmental Dyslexia
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The Advantages of Using the CDS

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Research-Based Approach

With years of in-practice testing, a thorough literature review, and attention to current diagnostic criteria, the CDS is a simple, reliable tool that guides learning.

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Comprehensive Processing Profiles

Gain a deeper understanding of each learner's unique learning capabilities. Then, create and deliver lessons and academic support with confidence.

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Neurodiverse Teaching Practices

Embrace inclusive teaching practices by accessing our library of training resources.

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Realtime Monitoring

Adapt teaching methods to accommodate group needs. Then, tailor remedial support to address the specific needs of each learner.

CDS Tier System

In the user dashboard, PRO and ELITE members can access the CDS Tier System. This offers a simple way to assign licences and screener credits. It can be used to define clear roles and privileges across four primary user types: Administrators, Supervisors, Teachers, and Learners.
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Advanced Reporting & Analytics

Once the screeners have been completed, a comprehensive yet user-friendly online dashboard allows you to review both individual and group results. Data are compared across schools, classes, or selected individuals, identifying trends and correlations. This provides insight into group needs as well as the specific needs of individual outliers. Click the buttons below to view a sample report and an overview of the user dashboard.

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FAQ

The Comprehensive Dyslexia Screener (CDS) is a powerful tool for exploring the symptoms of dyslexia. This screener is designed to identify the likelihood of a diagnosis of dyslexia or a specific language disorder and also provides insights into the specific type of dyslexia as well as other underlying deficits. The CDS investigates the following possible types: auditory phonological, visual perceptual, visual surface, rapid naming, and attention related dyslexia. It also explores higher order language skills and working memory symptomatology. A detailed report offers explanations and remedial suggestions and resources, while a user dashboard enables group comparisons and analysis. Finally, for those that want to learn more about dyslexia, we offer a variety of informative training resources.

Our goal is to assist individuals, educators, clinicians, and parents in comprehending and tackling the specific challenges related to dyslexia and determining if formal testing, cognitive remediation, or academic support is needed. By doing so, we aim to enhance overall functioning and success in various aspects of life, including education, work, and daily tasks.

It can be taken by a parent or professional if the student is 7 or above. If the student takes it themselves, they should be at least 8 years old.

The CDS offers 38 items.

The CDS takes about 10 minutes.

Yes, the user dashboard offers a training section with a video, downloadable handouts, and podcasts

If you sign up for one of our PRO or ELITE packages, you will be granted a user dashboard. As soon as an assessment is taken, the results will be available for your review. In addition, you will have access to additional student data and reports as well as group and class comparisons and analytics. If you ask your clients to take the assessment themselves, they can email you the report.

Whether you are a homeschooling parent, or just eager to support your child’s learning, the CDS is a great tool to help uncover the best remedial approaches. Also, if you sign up for a family plan, you will have access to the user dashboard that offers further student data, family graphs, and analytics. Additional training materials are available for a small fee.

Anyone can use the CDS. Whether you are a therapist, tutor, teacher, parent, or other professional who wants to quickly uncover the best way to support the executive functioning skills of a client or learner. We’ve got you covered.

Download: User Guide

Yes.
  • In the user dashboard, select the Individual Report tab on the top menu.
  • Select a learner to view their report.
  • Scroll to the heading: Add/Edit comments and signature.
  • Select button titled: Add Comments.
  • When done you will be able to view your comments and signature at the end of the report.

Testimonials

I've always suspected that my daughter has dyslexia, but her school continually discouraged me and told me that she would grow out of her problems. This screener now validates my feelings, and I will definitely be pursuing formal testing. Thanks so much for this resource!

- Patricia G., Parent

We've been struggling to get our son the right support and nothing has worked. We decided to take the Comprehensive Dyslexia Screener to see if it could provide more information. Thankfully, it did just that! I love how the report clearly defined the type of dyslexia behind his difficulties and provided the valuable suggestions we were looking for on how to assist him.

- Jack B., Parent

The Comprehensive Dyslexia Screener (CDS) is an impressive tool that elegantly marries rigorous research with practical application. I have been thoroughly impressed with its ability to not only detect the presence of dyslexia but also its remarkable accuracy in identifying the specific type.

- Dr. Zara S., Neuropsychologist

This screener really helped me figure out that my daughter is struggling with symptoms of dyslexia. We are definitely going to ask the school to test her and we hope to get her the needed accommodations! Thanks so much Dr. Warren!

- Jose P., Parent

The CDS has been transformative for my classroom. By pinpointing the exact type of dyslexia each student is struggling with, I can differentiate instruction much more effectively. It has not only helped me understand my students' unique challenges but has also allowed me to appreciate their diverse strengths. The additional resources and teaching strategies that accompany the screener have been invaluable. I can't imagine teaching without it.

- Mr. Quint D., Elementary School Teacher

As a special education teacher, the Comprehensive Dyslexia Screener has been a game-changer. Its granular approach to diagnosing dyslexia, coupled with an extensive library of targeted interventions, empowers me to design learning experiences that truly cater to each student's needs. It’s not just a screener, it’s a comprehensive solution. I highly recommend this to anyone that is searching for dyslexia support.

- Ms. Cordelia Z., Special Education Teacher

Choose the Best Plan

BASIC

Take the CDS.
Receive Individual CDS Report.
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PRO

In addition to BASIC
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Utilize the online, user dashboard to access all reports and review comparative data analytics.
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ELITE

In addition to PRO
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Access training videos, downloads, and podcasts.
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Pricing

Free Sample-BASIC

Free

  • 1 screener
  • Onscreen summary result
  • View report on limited-access User Dashboard

Full Report-PRO

$30

  • 1 screener
  • 1 detailed online report
  • 1 User Dashboard license
  • Group or family comparisons
  • Annual access *

Practitioner - ELITE

$250
($25.00 per screener)

  • 10 screeners
  • 10 reports
  • Access to online User Dashboard
  • 2 User Dashboard licenses
  • Learner comparisons for group work
  • Library of training resources
  • Annual access **

Small School - ELITE

$2,000
($20.00 per screener)

  • 100 screeners
  • 100 reports
  • Access to online User Dashboard
  • 10 User Dashboard licenses
  • Learner comparisons for group work
  • Library of training resources
  • Annual access **

Large School - ELITE

$7,500
($15.00 per screener)

  • 500 screeners
  • 500 reports
  • Access to online User Dashboard
  • 50 User Dashboard licenses
  • Learner comparisons for group work
  • Library of training resources
  • Annual access **

500+ Learners Annually - ELITE

Call For Pricing

  • 500+ screeners
  • 500+ reports
  • Access to online User Dashboard
  • 50 User Dashboard licenses
  • Learner comparisons for group work
  • Library of training resources
  • Dyslexia consultation with Dr. Warren
  • Annual access **

*CDS users with the PRO plan receive free access to the user dashboard for one year. However, if you make additional purchases of CDS Screeners worth $50 or more within the first year:

  • You'll be gifted an additional year of free access.
  • This extended access begins from the date of your current subscription expiration.

**CDS users with the ELITE plan receive free access to the user dashboard and training library for one year.
However, if you make additional purchases of CDS Screeners worth $100 or more within the first year:

  • You'll be gifted an additional year of free access.
  • This extended access begins from the date of your current subscription expiration.