DAST: Dyslexia Adult Screening Test

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The DAST has been designed to be used as a screening instrument, for use routinely within further education establishments and the commercial workplace.

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Description

NB: Only available to schools and educational establishments based in the Republic of Ireland

Age Range: 16 years 5 months and older
Administration: Individual – 30 minutes
Qualification Level: A

NB: Please note that the CD that accompanies this assessment can only be used with the now outdated Windows XP.

The DAST has been designed to be used as a screening instrument, for use routinely within further education establishments and the commercial workplace.

In designing the test, care has been taken to make the testing procedure as straightforward as possible, avoiding the use of IQ tests. As a result, DAST provides an excellent first step in deciding whether to request further testing, and to provide a profile of the strengths and weaknesses which can be used to guide the intervention training strategies for the individual. DAST can also form the first step in deciding whether a more comprehensive dyslexic assessment is warranted. The DAST sees the culmination of several years of research and testing by Dr Angela Fawcett and Professor Rod Nicolson, authors of the established Dyslexia Screening Test (DST) and Dyslexia Early Screening Test (DEST), now widely used for screening younger aged candidates.

The DAST comprises a total of 11 subtests which emphasises fluency as well as accuracy:

  • Rapid Naming
  • One-Minute Reading
  • Postural Stability
  • Phonemic Segmentation
  • Two-Minute Spelling
  • Backwards Digit Span
  • Nonsense Passage Reading
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • One-Minute Writing
  • Verbal Fluency
  • Semantic Fluency

Additional information

Age Suitability:

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Extent:

Examiner's Manual, Pack of 50 Record Forms, Balance Tester, Blindfold, CD and envelope (containing Score Keys, Rapid Naming Card, One Minute Reading Cards, Nonsense Passage Cards, One Minute Writing Passage Cards) & canvass shoulder bag

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Publication Year:

1998

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