Free Dyslexia Assessment - Part I

Questionnaire (can be given to yourself or your child)
Scoring: If you scored between 30-42, chances are dyslexia is present. If you scored between 20-30, there is a slight chance. If you scored below 20, then dyslexia is most likely not present.

1. Do you read, write, or spell below grade level?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
2. Have you ever been labeled as lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or having "a behavior problem?"
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
3. Do you feel that you can understandinformation better if it is read aloud to you rather than if you read it toyourself?"
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
4. Do you test well orally but not on written exams?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
5. Do you try to sound out words but struggle with even simple ones, often missing sight words such as the, an, it?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
6. Do you quickly seem to forget how to spell words you just learned?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
7. Do you feel dumb, have poor self-esteem, and feel emotional about school, reading, or testing?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
8. When you read aloud, do you regularly substitute simpler words for other words (for example, "dog" for "puppy" or "house" for "home")?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
9. Is your handwriting sloppy, with poor letter formation, size, and spacing, and/or do you have difficulty with keeping numbers lined up when adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
10. Does your reading or writing show repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers, and/or words?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
11. Is your spelling poor and inconsistent?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
12. Do you have difficulty putting thoughts into words; leave sentences incomplete; mispronounce long words; or transpose phrases, words, and syllables when speaking?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
13. Do you have a difficult time with short-term memory, especially for sequences of information that have little meaning?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)
14. Is there a family history of reading/spelling problems on either side of the family?
Absolutely____(3)
Somewhat____(2)
Rarely or Never____(1)