Dyslexia Screening Options

Screening Options

Preliminary Dyslexia Screening

A preliminary dyslexia screening identifies individuals (grades K-12) who may be at risk for dyslexia. This one-hour screening evaluates phonological proficiency, decoding ability, orthographic fluency, reading fluency, and spelling skills. READMontana offers these one-hour appointments on specific dates throughout the year. Preliminary screenings are suitable for parents who want to assess their child's risk of dyslexia before committing to a full evaluation or for those who don't require a comprehensive dyslexia screening. The preliminary screening does not include a personalized report. Instead, families will receive information and recommendations based on the student's individual risk category, i.e., "Not at Risk," "Low Risk," or "Moderate-to-High Risk."

A portion of the cost of this screening ($200) may be applied to a Comprehensive Screening if further testing is recommended.

Comprehensive Dyslexia Screening

A comprehensive dyslexia screening determines whether a student fits the profile of dyslexia and provides personalized instructional methods and accommodations for effective intervention. It evaluates phonological processing, decoding, oral and written expression, reading and listening comprehension, reading fluency, and orthographic processing. The screening also evaluates the concerns that are commonly linked with dyslexia such as anxiety, attention, and executive function. Families will receive a customized interpretive report, and parents will have an hour-long meeting with READMontana staff to discuss the results and formulate a tailored plan for the future. 

Adult Dyslexia Screening

Our adult dyslexia screening provides adults (18+) with an understanding of their individual risk of dyslexia as well as the resources and tools available to aid them in the workplace, school, and everyday life. We also assess and review the individual's strengths in four talent areas commonly associated with dyslexia. This screening/consultation is not intended to replace a medical diagnosis or a comprehensive academic assessment. Rather, it is a way for adults to gain perspective on past and current challenges, and to better understand the way their brain works.