LADS is a useful tool for screening as it generates a report on areas of processing that are of most concern to students who are having difficulties with their coursework. The report also reports on non-verbal ability, which is usually high in students in FE, thus giving a boost to their self-esteem.Jane Kirk, Dyslexia Advisor, University of Edinburgh
LADS Plus is a computerised screening test for identifying dyslexia in members of the general population aged 15+.
LADS Plus is a new version of LADS developed to provide improved screening accuracy in wider populations that may include individuals who have non-standard educational backgrounds, low general ability, and/or poor English language skills, such as:
Swift and effective
The LADS Plus takes about 25-30 minutes and includes all the useful features of its sister program LADS:
The computer automatically generates a simple graphical report for each person assessed. Individual module scores are compared to normative data. Indications are given of whether or not the scores fall into the dyslexic 'risk' category. There is ample room on the report for administrators to add their own comments before the report is printed. The LADS Plus reasoning modules also provide an estimate of the person's general intellectual ability, which can be important when giving advice about further action after screening.
LADS Plus does not require psychological or educational qualifications to administer.
A comprehensive Administrator's Manual is provided, which gives guidelines on interpreting results, giving feedback and advice on strategies for supporting dyslexic adults in different educational and occupational settings.