We are delighted to announce the launch of the IDL Literacy Screener which is available now! Our brand new screener is completely free of charge to all schools. 

The IDL Literacy Screener is a simple, effective online tool that can be used to highlight dyslexic type difficulties. The test takes around 30 minutes to complete and is perfect for screening pupils aged 8 and over. It can be used with groups and individuals where there may be a concern about their literacy progress.

Early identification of difficulties is vital for appropriate and targeted support. This test is incredibly easy to administer, with only one teacher or teaching assistant invigilating a whole class. Results can then be interpreted by class teachers and SENCOs who will find them invaluable for developing appropriate interventions.

The test focuses on the skills needed to understand written and spoken language:

  • Auditory processing
  • Visual processing
  • Short term memory
  • Speed of processing
  • Organising and sequencing

A demonstrable deficiency in one or more of these skills can be an early indicator of dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

As a thorough test, the IDL Literacy Screener contains 11 individual tasks:

  • Names of letters
  • Sounds of letters
  • Find the vowels
  • Known sequences
  • Auditory memory
  • Sound blending
  • Sound discrimination
  • Visual discrimination
  • Sound discrimination with visual memory
  • Alphabetic ordering
  • Spelling

Each task contains enough individual questions to ensure accurate assessments can be made. This level of scrutiny allows the results to be used either as a quick indicator of low ability or to identify more specific issues.

There is no time limit and questions that are not intended to ascertain short term memory will have options to repeat audio prompts for improved accessibility. The screener also uses the customisable colours in the same manner as IDL Literacy meaning that learners with previously identified issues can read more easily.  

To find out more about this exciting new product email hello@idlsgroup.com or complete the Free Trial form below.


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