NB: Only available to schools and educational/health establishments based in the Republic of Ireland
NB: The DST-2 (due to be published in Sep 2023) will replace the DEST-2, DST-J, DST-S & DAST Assessments
Age Range: 4 years 6 months to 6 years 5 months
Administration: Individual – 30 minutes
Qualification Code: A – Click HERE for more details.
The Dyslexia Early Screening Test – Second Edition (DEST-2) battery contains screening tests of attainment and ability. These determine whether a young child is experiencing difficulty in areas known to be affected in dyslexia.
An ‘at risk’ score for dyslexia determines whether further in-depth testing should be undertaken. A profile of skills provides valuable information that can be used to guide in-school support.
The DEST-2 consists of 12 subtests:
- Rapid naming
- Bead threading
- Phonological discrimination
- Postural stability
- Forwards digit span
- Digit naming
- Letter naming
- Sound order
- Shape copying
- Corsi frog
- Vocabulary (group/individual).