On Jan 1, 2020
Assessment Service Bulletin #6
Use of the Woodcock-Johnson® for the Assessment of Dyslexia
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The authors begin with a brief discussion of the characteristics and definitions of dyslexia, and then describe how the various clusters and tests of the WJ IV may be used in the WJ IV Dyslexia Profile of Scores to assist in the organization of assessment data and in the determination of dyslexia. The WJ IV Dyslexia Summary Report provides an overview of the characteristics of dyslexia, the possible contributing factors, and the strengths that may exist. The WJ IV Dyslexia Summary Report and WJ IV Dyslexia Profile of Scores were developed from concepts presented in Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012) and The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Texas Education Agency, 2014).
The purposes of this Assessment Service Bulletin are to:
1) highlights the definition and characteristics of dyslexia
2) describe the features of the Woodcock-Johnson® that may be included in an evaluation for dyslexia
3) discusses key aspects of a comprehensive dyslexia evaluation
4) presents the WJ IV Dyslexia Profile of Score
5) presents the WJ IV Dyslexia Summary Report