STG Dyslexia Screening Service - Now Available Online

Is my Child at Risk for Dyslexia?

Here is your opportunity to get results.

Perhaps you have been wondering about your child’s reading progress… Or maybe you want to know if your child is at risk for dyslexia due to dyslexia running in your family?  Or what if you have tried to convince your child’s teacher about your concerns and now you just don’t want to wait any longer for the school to take action?

Children with dyslexia most often have difficulties with phonological awareness, verbal memory, and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities and can therefore affect anyone. Some children with dyslexia may also experience difficulties in language learning, motor coordination, mental calculation, concentration, and personal organization.

How STG defines Dyslexia

What Dyslexia actually is

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.

Children with dyslexia most often have difficulties with phonological awareness, verbal memory, and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities and can therefore affect anyone. Some children with dyslexia may also experience difficulties in language learning, motor coordination, mental calculation, concentration, and personal organization.

Interventions are Essential

A good indication of the severity and persistence of reading and/or spelling difficulties can be gained by examining how the child responds, or has responded, to well-founded intervention.

Symptomology

Common Symptoms of Dyslexia

Not all children with dyslexia are affected in the same way. Some may have mild problems, while others will have more profound difficulties across more than one area. Below are some common difficulties

Have you noticed these Strengths?

Many children with dyslexia excel in some areas of their development and learning, including:

How does the STG Dyslexia Screening Happen?

The STG Dyslexia Screening helps families determine whether their child is at risk for developmental dyslexia. This screening is also included in the STG Assessment of Learning (a comprehensive process to determine if a child has a specific learning disability such as dyslexia).

Official Dyslexia Screening Online

STG uses the only research-based standardized assessment for remote administration to determine if your child. It does not take long, your child’s participation is about 15 minutes.

Registration Details

Reading difficulties should be addressed as early as possible. The STG Dyslexia Screening appointment can be booked for children ages 6 to 16, as long as your child can pay attention to instruction provided in the online appointment.

You will need a PC, Mac, or Laptop with webcam and microphone for the Screening appointment. A phone does not work. You will need to have Zoom installed on your device as well. In addition, a quiet space and headsets for your child to do the screening are essential.

You will be emailed a link to complete the online version of the STG Dyslexia Screening Questionnaire. This questionnaire is completed by yourself. In addition, you will receive a list of optional records to obtain from your child's school. The more information you provide about your child's language development, the better your examiner can assist you.

You can book the appointment right after you register, however, make sure you give yourself enough time to complete the questionnaire and obtain the information from your child's school.

First you will meet with your examiner, who is a professional highly trained in evaluating learning disabilities. Together you'll go over the questionnaire and the records from the school to determine a pattern of strengths and weaknesses that is common with learning difficulties. 

Next, your child's attends the screening part of the appointment: about 15 minutes of dedicated time working together with the examiner. Your child will first practice using the ZOOM annotation tool, and then participates in the screening.

The examiner will analyze the screening results online while you wait. This might take a few minutes. Then, the examiner will discuss the results with you and connects the screening results to the findings from the questionnaire and records from the school. If deemed beneficial - for example the screening, questionnaire, and school records suggest that your child is at risk for a learning disability - your examiner might recommend further assessment through the STG Assessment of Learning Phases 2 to 5. You will receive an STG Dyslexia Screening Evaluation Note as a secure PDF within 5 days after the screening appointment.

Absolutely. The STG Dyslexia Screening service is unique and research-based. In fact, the STG Managing Partner Dr. Chris de Feijter has been working with children with learning disabilities since the late 1990-ies and he was instrumental in getting dyslexia recognized as a legitimate condition in Europe.

No. It is the first step to gathering essential information that might lead to a diagnosis of a specific learning disability such as dyslexia in a later phase through the STG Assessment of Learning Service. At STG we prefer to do assessments step-by-step to prevent misguidance. For example, if your child's results on the STG Screening and background information analysis indicate no evidence of a learning disorder, the STG Examiner will recommend discontinuing the continuation of further steps. However, if there are clear indicators, your child's examiner will recommend to continue with the STG Assessment of Learning.

In some cases, your examiner would want to re-evaluate your child's performance during the screening test. But rest assured, after the final delivery of the screening results, the recording will be deleted. Please note that the recording is saved in a HIPAA compliant environment.

Phase 1

Research-Based

STG uses a screening instrument that is part of an official neuropsychological assessment.

Fast Service

STG never has a waiting list, the longest wait to get your appointment is 10 business days.

12/7 Support

Contact an STG team member with any questions about the screening process.

Quality Care. It is our responsibility.

At STG, we provide quality care on all levels, from the moment a client books an appointment. Let us know if you have any questions!