Identify your child's reading and spelling challenges in our free dyslexia test
Is my child dyslexic?
"Is my child dyslexic" is a question many parents ask themselves when their child struggles at school for no clear reason.
It is often the first step in understanding their difficulties more precisely, and assessing the work needed to support them.
One thing we want to emphasise is that whether or not a child is dyslexic, they will require extra support if they struggle with reading. That is why the GoLexic programme has been developed to benefit all children who struggle with reading.
Our online dyslexia assessment test
Before you take the test:
Online tests are no replacement for a diagnosis, but if you are getting familiar with dyslexia and trying to explain your child's difficulties, this test is for you.
After taking the test, you can refer to our blog on what to expect from a professional dyslexia assessment if you want to know more about next steps if you suspect your child is dyslexia and seek a diagnosis.
The 4 categories we cover in this dyslexia test are:
Speech: distinctive patterns in how your child speaks.
Reading: particular challenges observed in dyslexic children's oral reading
Writing: frequent mistakes dyslexic children make
Well-being at school: attitude towards school and homework that often results from a struggle with dyslexia
The goal of this free dyslexia test is to:
Introduce the main traits - or "symptoms" - of dyslexia
Help you think about how your child fares in the context of each category
Give you an assessment based on the answers you have selected
A last word from us before we let you go and take the test: We strongly believe that a dyslexia diagnosis is not something to be afraid of. It is a relief for many children to be able to put a word on their difficulty, a word that takes the blame and pressure off their shoulders and places it on a condition that affects 1 in 5 people.
Children with dyslexia can be helped and progress tremendously. With the right tools and regular work, they can recover the delay they have accumulated with reading and achieve grade-level reading skills.
It is a fact that school is more challenging for children with dyslexia, who have to work harder than most. But dyslexic people develop amazing resilience, and go on to live bright and successful lives.
Note: After taking this test, you should be able to discern if your child shows traditional signs of reading weakness or possibly dyslexia. This test is not a medical diagnosis, but it is conceived to help parents take a step back and evaluate their child's skills and challenges.