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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Do you already have an account? See vyslexia assessment and support pages for the general public, and for Bangor University students for more information. You should definitely do something about it. 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’.

There would be no point in scoring a response as ‘dyslexia-positive’ if I found that a large number of non-dyslexic children also made the same response. What in fact I found was not that non-dyslexics never produced the specified responses or that dyslexics always did vyslexia. As class teacher and convinced that 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.

This could be put to the test with minimal trouble and expense by giving the Bangor Dyslexia Test to these other children as a control group. The other thing is defense of assessors is that we are a sad little bunch Discussion in ‘ Special educational needs ‘ started by amysJun 25, I am grateful to a former honours student of mine, Ian Pollard, for collecting data from schools in the Manchester banbor on most of the items which I was planning to include in the test. No, create an account now.


My experience of DSA assessments is that tedt the student has genuine problems relating to spld and you present the scores and a summary of difficulties, this is acceptable to dyslxia. Student X stated that she had major difficulties with tables at school. The data collected by Pollard showed me that the drawing of boundaries, though not wholly arbitrary, could not, from the nature of the case, rest on totally firm foundations. One colleague who used to spend lots of time discussing various issues with me has now left to be the co-coordinator of a big university.

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The number of positive indicators that causes concern also varied with the age of the student. I can think of one who didn’t but he had his partner giving him study skills support but he did use the equipment and he was quite clearly dyslexic. At an early stage of the research it was essential to try the items out on children in an ordinary classroom. What are tes main difficulties? However, I now think that a suitable answer would be to specify that, for instance, ‘any exclamation of dismay, puzzlement etc.

I therefore devised the following notation: This meant that if ‘one error’ was to be scored as a ‘plus’ or even as a ‘zero’ I would be opening the way for an excess of false positives – since you could make an error over subtraction without being dyslexic. A memory weakness of this kind is clearly an important diagnostic indicator. The children whom I had been seeing were, in my view, showing the manifestations of dyslexia, but what would be the predicted results if I was wrong?

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. Maybe that is the problem, rather than assessors’ setting out to mislead. I don’t know if it will help as the report is for an older student but it also recommended that the Bangor test be used alongside other tests.


WottonJun 26, By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. I have seen students in my college badly let down by the system although many haven’t so it is worth pursuing this so you can have a better idea of what it is exactly that is causing your son to struggle so much.

These tips and tricks have been used on people with dyslexia of every varying degree and with great success. There may be other reasons for scoring ‘positive’ on sub – tests and therefore the ‘Bangor’ should only be used in conjunction with a test of ability.

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In particular it is no part of the syllabus to train children to distinguish ‘left’ and ‘right’ – it is something which the majority just pick up.

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If my child was struggling because of dyslexic type difficulties and I knew having some written evidence would help my child get the support they need, I would quite happily go along that route. Don’t forget to look at the how to guide. I use a combination of tests to screen and decide if I should contnue with more detailed assessments on a student.

Statistically this difference was highly significant note 8. Do you find it hard to remember 2 or 3 instructions together? Nor is practice normally given in repeating polysyllables, saying the months of the year or repeating strings of digits.

In general the Bangor Dyslexia Test took the form it did because of the culture in which it originated, and it determines the form which dyslexia takes in that particular culture.