(DESD) Decoding-Encoding Screener for Dyslexia

by John R. Griffin, OD, MSEd, Howard N. Walton, OD, MS, et al.
Format
Individually administered tasks.
ADMIN TIME
5-10 minutes
Ages
1st through 8th grades
Benefit
Quickly assess a student's specific reading difficulties
Publish Date
2006
Qualifications
Level B required.

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Kits & Manuals
DESD Kit
SKU: W-457
Includes Stimulus Booklet; 100 Spelling Response Forms; 100 Record Sheets; Manual
1 x DESD Kit   + $168.00
Kits & Manuals
DESD Manual
SKU: W-457D
1 x DESD Manual   + $81.00
Forms
DESD Spelling Response Form (Pad of 100)
SKU: W-457B
1 x DESD Spelling Response Form (Pad of 100)   + $16.00
Forms
DESD Record Sheet (Pad of 100)
SKU: W-457C
1 x DESD Record Sheet (Pad of 100)   + $66.00
Stimulus Materials
DESD Stimulus Booklet
SKU: W-457A
1 x DESD Stimulus Booklet   + $41.00

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    BY JOHN R. GRIFFIN, OD, MSED, HOWARD N. WALTON, OD, MS, AND GARTH N. CHRISTENSON, OD, MSED

    The Decoding–Encoding Screener for Dyslexia (DESD) is a screening test that allows you to assess a student’s specific reading difficulties in less than 10 minutes. The DESD consists of three sections: Decoding, Encoding, and Letter Writing. The Decoding section provides a norm-referenced measure of sight-word recognition (Reading Standard Score). Additionally, qualitative indicators in the Encoding section allow you to distinguish deficits in sight-word recognition from deficits in phonetic analysis. The test identifies the specific skills that a child brings to bear on the task of reading words. This information makes it easier to detect and describe reading problems and to refer students for appropriate educational therapy.

    The DESD allows identification of children who are at risk for dyslexia, so they can be referred without delay to special services. The early screening and intervention made possible by the DESD vastly improves the effectiveness of educational therapy and helps minimize the secondary emotional problems dyslexia can create. Standardized on a sample of 678 students in grades 1 through 8, the DESD can be administered and scored in 5 to 10 minutes.