Early Identification of Dyslexia: Understanding the Issues Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with the early identification of dyslexia. Method The literature on the early identification of dyslexia is reviewed. Theoretical arguments and research evidence are summarized. An overview of response to intervention as ... Tutorial
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Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Danielle Colenbrander
    School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Department of Cognitive Science, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Jessie Ricketts
    Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham England
  • Helen L. Breadmore
    Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science, Coventry University, England
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Danielle Colenbrander: d.colenbrander@bristol.ac.uk
  • Editor-in-Chief: Tiffany Hogan
    Editor-in-Chief: Tiffany Hogan×
  • Publisher Note: This article is part of the Clinical Forum: Dyslexia.
    Publisher Note: This article is part of the Clinical Forum: Dyslexia.×
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Tutorial   |   October 24, 2018
Early Identification of Dyslexia: Understanding the Issues
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2018, Vol. 49, 817-828. doi:10.1044/2018_LSHSS-DYSLC-18-0007
History: Received January 8, 2018 , Revised May 20, 2018 , Accepted June 5, 2018
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2018, Vol. 49, 817-828. doi:10.1044/2018_LSHSS-DYSLC-18-0007
History: Received January 8, 2018; Revised May 20, 2018; Accepted June 5, 2018

Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with the early identification of dyslexia.

Method The literature on the early identification of dyslexia is reviewed. Theoretical arguments and research evidence are summarized. An overview of response to intervention as a method of early identification is provided, and the benefits and challenges associated with it are discussed. Finally, the role of speech-language pathologists in the early identification process is addressed.

Conclusions Early identification of dyslexia is crucial to ensure that children are able to maximize their educational potential, and speech-language pathologists are well placed to play a role in this process. However, early identification alone is not sufficient—difficulties with reading may persist or become apparent later in schooling. Therefore, continuing progress monitoring and access to suitable intervention programs are essential.

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