DYSLEXIA CHILDREN'S CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS

Please tick (Ö) the radio button for “Yes” and (x) the radio button for “No” to the statements below:

Reading & Spelling

When your child reads and spells, does s/he frequently:

  • Confuses letters that look similar: d - b, u - n, m – n?

Yes

No

  • Confuses letters that sound the same: v, f, th?

Yes

No

  • Reverses words: was - saw, now – won?

Yes

No

  • Transposes words: left - felt?

Yes

No

  • Reads a word correctly and then further down the page, read it wrong?

Yes

No

  • Changes words around: the cat sat on the mat (the mat sat on the cat)?

Yes

No

  • Confuses small words: of, for, from?

Yes

No

·         When reading, has difficulty in keeping the correct place on a line and frequently loses his/her place?

Yes

No

  • Reads correctly but does not understand what s/he is reading?

Yes

No

 

Writing

Even after frequent instruction, does s/he still:

  • Not know whether to use his/her right or left hand?

Yes

No

  • Leaves out capital letters or use them in the wrong places?

Yes

No

  • Forgets to dot the ‘i’s, and cross ‘t’s?

Yes

No

  • Forms letters and numbers badly?

Yes

No

  • Slopes his/her writing on the page?

Yes

No

  • Uses punctuation and paragraphs in the wrong places, or not at all?

Yes

No


Other Indicators

  • Is there a family history of dyslexia or similar difficulties? If yes, please indicate who.

Yes

No

  • Was s/he a late developer? If yes, please indicate in what areas.

Yes

No

  • Is s/he easily distracted and has poor concentration?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have an awkward head tilt while reading?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he squint the eyes while reading or copying things from the board?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have hearing problems?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he get confused between: left/right, east/west, up/down, over/under?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he hold a pen too tightly and awkwardly?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have problems telling the time?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have problems with tying shoe laces, etc?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have short-term memory problems relating to printed words and instructions?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have mixed laterality (i.e. uses either right or left hands or eyes, in writing and other tasks)?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have particular difficulty copying from a blackboard?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have confusion with mathematical symbols (plus/minus, etc)?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have inability to follow more than one instruction at a time?

Yes

No

  • Can s/he use a dictionary or telephone directory?

Yes

No

  • Does s/he have sequencing difficulties in reciting the:

 

 

    • Alphabet?

Yes

No

    • Nursery rhymes?

Yes

No

    • Months of the year?

Yes

No

    • Numbers in multiplication tables?

Yes

No

·         Is s/he clumsy or has poor body coordination?

Yes

No

 

Strengths

  • Does s/he have good verbal skills – like to talk or tell stories?

Yes

No

  • Is s/he good in drawing or painting or sketching?

Yes

No

  • Is s/he good with her/his hands, for e.g. fixing or repairing things, like to work with tools, etc?

Yes

No

  • Is s/he always full of ideas about various things?

Yes

No

  • Do you think your child is creative?

Yes

No

  • Do you think your child has a high sense of curiosity and wanting to know about things?

Yes

No

  • Do you think your child has good general knowledge?

Yes

No

Generated on 6/25/2017 8:17:28 AM

Results:

Category

Your Score

Total

Reading & Spelling

0

9

Writing

0

6

Other Indicators

0

21

Strengths

0

7


** Scoring:

If your score is in red mean it is more than half. If more than half ‘yes’  in each category – child may be at risk and to seek consultation at the Dyslexia Association of Sarawak or Child Developmental Clinic, Jawa Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuching (phone 082-240694 for an appointment). You may print and bring your result together.

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Adapted from:

Swindon Dyslexia Centre http://www.britishdyslexiacentre.com/BDC/Dyslexia/Children_Checklist.aspx