The Bangor Dyslexia Test (BDT) is a short, easy-to-administer screener for use with a broad age range, which has been in use in the UK for. If one could clearly define dyslexia, assessment would be relatively easy. However, since dyslexia . outlined in the Bangor Dyslexia Test (Miles, ). Bangor. The Bangor Dyslexia Test (BDT) is a short, easy-to-administer screener for use with a broad age range, which has been in use in the UK for over three decades.

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I would find that among dsylexia spellers of average intelligence there would be as many dyslexia-positive responses as there were among those whom I judged to be dyslexic. It is not a formal assessment of dyslexia which would require your son to undertake a range of assessments ,which would take a few hours, to pin point his strengths and weaknesses. You then have to submit a report which is scrutinized and comments made about your standards of assessing and then a decision is made about whether your reports meets the required standards and believe me the people doing this put the forum pedants to shame.

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I hope this is of some help. If someone has paid money for an assessment, I can see the potential pressure there. Was I to ignore the ‘crikey’ on the grounds that it was a one-off remark which could not be quantified?

At what point should I decide that this or that response merited a ‘zero’ or a ‘plus’ as opposed to a ‘minus’? I really miss our chats. One of the decisions which I had to make in scoring the test was whether there were, in conjunction, enough fyslexia signs to be significant.

I found that the ability to repeat polysyllables correctly increased with age.

I am grateful to a former honours student of mine, Ian Pollard, for collecting data from schools in the Manchester area on most of the items which I was dyselxia to include in the test. Also assessors are heavily vetted now. People just like yourself that suffer with adult dyslexia now feel more comfortable and relaxed in social and work situations.


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I know this brilliant ex colleague who is like a mad professor type gangor and she definitely wouldn’t do them for money or say anything that wasn’t true – she goes into great depth. Is your child a bit disorganised and forgets things easily? How many points out of 10 indicates that the student is showing dyslexic tendencies?

A teacher can state that assessment indicate there may be a difficulty with Maybe that is the problem, rather than assessors’ setting out to mislead. Thanks, the info and links have been very helpful. This is a comprehensive guide covering the basics of dyslexia to a wide range of diagnostic procedures and tips to help you manage with your symptoms.

Bangor Dyslexia Test

I have just been looking at a copy of the Bangor test but I don’t have the teacher’s manual as I have never used it – just copied the test for reference. I wrote you a long reply and it disappeared but you are obviously very worried and it may be worthwhile having a private assessment done on him if the school is not being helpful.

Do you not feel comfortable going into the school and asking them to explain the results – the thing to remember is that the Bangor test is a screening test which gives an indication of dyslexia tendencies.

On the times table questions, what times tables should be tested for an 8 year old? I use the Bangor Dyslexia Test as one of a range of diagnostic tools for specific learning difficulties. Familial Incidence is the one item in the 10 where opportunity for learning can play no part at all. You should definitely do something about it.

Just read this and banyor how you had got on with your child’s assessment? The basic requirement was to achieve the fewest possible number of false bangir non-dyslexics who came out as dyslexic and false negatives those who were dyslexic but were not picked up by the test.

I would want to use it along other tests, especially in view of the things you have said about bqngor son and the concerns you have. However, what particularly interested me was not wrong answers as such but the way in which the subject arrived at the answer.


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The first is that on the Bangor Dyslexia Test, as in most other tests, correct responses can be learned. It is no accident that the Bangor Dyslexia Test does not include tests of reading and spelling, since these are taught in schools and the variety which I encountered, particularly in the case of scores on the Schonell Word Recognition test Schonell and Schonell,could be attributed to environmental factors – the quality of the teaching received and the opportunities for learning available – more than on the constitutional factors in which I was interested.


I have seen students in my college badly let down by the system although many haven’t so it is worth teat this so you can have a better idea of what it is exactly that is causing your son to struggle so much. Dyslexia positive indicators are sought through a series of sub-tests. A complete list of what responses should be scored as ‘plus’, ‘zero’ and ‘minus’ will be found in the test manual Miles, The other thing is defense of assessors rest that we are a sad little bunch When totting up the number of dyslexic indicators, I decided to score a ‘zero’ response as half a ‘plus’, which meant that two ‘zeros’ were equivalent to one ‘plus’.

Some of the responses which were scored as ‘zero’ were of the sort that might dysllexia thought insignificant gest ordinary conversation, for example asking for the question to be repeated. However, by the time I complete this assessment with a student, I have a range of information and tend to request the 2x, 2x and 4x tables.

This was why I had to take note of small signs such as hesitations and requests for the question to be repeated. As class teacher and convinced banbor she is on the spectrum was upset but not surprised but a rebuff querying my motivations in questioning the result particularly when based on limited work not representative of her usual output.