Broadcast 44: Free Screening Tool, Mississippi Dyslexia Screener

tori_whaleyAs you may already know, Lexercise has created the free Mississippi Dyslexia Screener to comply with the new Mississippi legislation requiring dyslexia screening for kindergarten and first-grade students in Mississippi (Mississippi Code § 37-173-15).

Our Mississippi Dyslexia Screener is based on research-backed, open-source content and is automated for easy administration, scoring, and reporting. On Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. EST, Tori Whaley, M. Ed. and Clinical Educator with Lexercise, joined us to discuss the new Screener and to demonstrate its easy administration.

Tori is a clinical educator for Lexercise and has been a committed special educator, working as an elementary special education teacher, since 2003. In 2009, Tori completed her M.Ed. in Special Education at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, where she focused on educational strategies for students with learning disabilities.  Tori currently works with a non-profit dedicated to improving educational outcomes for young children in the city where she lives.


You can watch the video below or click here to download the presentation for this live broadcast in pdf format.

2 Responses to Broadcast 44: Free Screening Tool, Mississippi Dyslexia Screener

  • Robert commented

    Where does the normed RAN test come from? I understand the other tests are from DIBELS, but I would like to see the psychometric properties of the RAN task.

    • The cut points were drawn from: van den Bos, K.P., Zijlstra, B.J.H. and lutje Spelberg, H.C. (2002). Life-Span Data on Continuous Naming Speeds of Numbers, Letters, Colors and Pictured Objects and Word-Reading Speed, Scientific Studies of Reading, 6(1), 25-49.

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Sandie is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in the private practice sector. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at University of North Carolina Greensboro, and founder/owner of the Language & Learning Clinic, PLLC, a private practice in Elkin, NC, and Greensboro, NC, specializing in communication disorders, including disorders of reading and written language.