Decoding-Encoding Screener for Dyslexia (DESD)
|32843||Decoding-Encoding Screener for Dyslexia (DESD) Kit||$168.00|
|32843R||DESD Record Sheets, Pad of 100||$66.00|
|32843B||DESD Stimulus Booklet||$41.00|
|32843S||DESD Spelling Response Forms, Pad of 100||$16.00|
Identifies children at-risk for dyslexia for immediate referral to special services.
John R. Griffin, O.D., M. S. Ed., Howard N. Walton, O.D., M.S. and Garth N. Christensen, O.D., M.S. Ed.
- Age Range: 1st through 8th Grades
- Time: 5-10 minutes
The DESD is a screening test to assess a student’s specific reading difficulties. The early screening and intervention provided by the DESD vastly improves the effectiveness of educational therapy, and helps minimize the secondary emotional problems dyslexia can create.
The DESD consists of three sections:
- Letter Writing
The Decoding section provides a norm-referenced measure of sight-word recognition (Reading Standard Score. Qualitative indicators in the Encoding section distinguish deficits in sight-word recognition from deficits in phonetic analysis. The DESD identifies the specific skills a child brings to bear on the task of reading words, making it easier to detect and describe reading problems, and refer students for appropriate educational therapy.
The DESD Kit includes the Stimulus Booklet, Manual and 100 each of the Spelling Response Forms and Record Sheets.