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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 learner learning.
Gain a deeper understanding of each learner's unique learning capabilities. Then create and deliver lessons and academic support with confidence.
Embrace inclusive teaching practices by accessing our library of training resources.
Adapt teaching methods to accommodate group needs. Then tailor remedial support to address the specific needs of each learner.
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.
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!- Amy M., 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.- Wanda 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. Jane L., 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!- Martin W., 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. Mark T., 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. Sophia R., Special Education Teacher
*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:
**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: