Is It Dyslexia?

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Auditory Discrimination Test

Sit behind your child, so that they can't lipread, in a quiet room.

Say the following pairs of words, and ask if they are the same or different.

  1. tub-tug
  2. lack-lack
  3. web-wed
  4. leg-led
  5. chap-chap
  6. gum-dumb
  7. bale-gale
  8. sought-fought
  9. vow-thou
  10. shake-shape
  11. zest-zest
  12. wretch-wretch
  13. thread-shred
  14. jam-jam
  15. bass-bath
  16. tin-pin
  17. pat-pack
  18. dim-din
  19. coast-toast
  20. thimble-symbol
  1. Cat-cap
  2. Din-bin
  3. Lath-lash
  4. Bum-bomb
  5. Clothe-clove
  6. Moon-noon
  7. Shack-sack
  8. Sheaf-sheath
  9. King-king
  10. Badge-badge
  11. Pork-cork
  12. Fie-thigh
  13. Shoal-shawl
  14. Tall-tall
  15. Par-par
  16. Pat-pet
  17. Muff-muss
  18. Pose-pose
  19. Lease-leash
  20. Pen-pin

Scoring

Your child may have Auditory Discrimination Problems if they made the following number of errors:

For 5 year olds > 6 errors.
For 6 year olds > 5 errors.
For 7 year olds > 4 errors.
For 8 and older > 3 errors.

Auditory Integration Training

If you child fails this test they would probably benefit from Auditory Integration Training.

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Other Suggestions

A learn to read programme designed for children with auditory difficulties is The Hornet Literacy Primer. It can be done at home, in 10 minutes a day, by a parent.