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

Important Events

September 23, 2017
Promoting Reading Comprehension in Grades 4-12

September 26, 2017
Study Skills a How-To Workshop

October 19 - 20, 2017
Improving Two Pillars of Reading: Fluency and Comprehension
More Information

October 28, 2017
Choosing the Right Accommodations to Ensure Success

November 18, 2017
Teaching Handwriting: Automaticity in Support of Reading and Spelling

December 09, 2017
Basic Special Education Rights & IEP Planning