Independent Testing: Possible testing for a child/student.
Testing can come in a variety of forms and can be performed by a variety of people. Most students are first tested at their public school. Private school students can go to the public school in their district for this testing. This testing is free of charge to families of a child in the district. Contact your chlild's school psychologist and teacher to request this testing. A multi-factored evaluation (MFE) has many parts and can be administered by different people. The school psychologist usually oversees this testing.
The following list of tests were identified from an independent tester and may include more tests than will be administered in typical MFE testing.
Many typical tests that are used are:
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children,
Verbal Comprehension Index,
Perceptual Reasoning Index,
Working Memory Index,
Processing Speed, and a
Full Scale IQ.
These tests are usually performed by a psychologist.
Additional tests perfomed are:
Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI),
Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL),
Conners 3 Behavior Rating Scales,
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-4 (CELF-4) which includes;
Core Language Index (general language ability),
Receptive Language Index (listening and auditory comprehension),
Expressive Language Index (an overall measure of expressive language skills),
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-4 (PPVT-4),
Expressive Vocabulary Test-2 (EVT-2),
The Test of Language Competence-Expanded Edition (TLC-E),
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP), and
Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (W-J III),
Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE),
Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency (TOSWRF),
Test of Written Language-Third Edition (TOWL-3).
The language tests should be performed by a language expert.
Upon completing these tests; a confirmation can be made as to whether this child has dyslexia or not.