Diagnostic Profile of Dyslexia

This profile was adopted by the Tennessee Center for Dyslexia to support the diagnosis of dyslexia as a discrete reading disability.

  • Intelligence and Listening Comprehension > 90
  • Reading Comprehension 8 or more standard score points < IQ and Listening Comprehension
  • Word Recognition, Spelling, and Word Attack are all 15 or more standard score points < IQ and Listening Comprehension
  • Processing Deficit
    • Phonological Awareness and Phonological Sequencing are well below age level expectations
    • Naming Speed may also be well below age level expectations