Difficulties with reading
Case E: Application for a reader or computer reader
Student E is dyslexic and reads slowly. He is also inaccurate because he misreads so many words. Section C, Parts 2 and 3 (of Form 8) are appropriate to this student as his normal way of working is with the help of a reader, and his standard scores for both reading comprehension speed and reading comprehension accuracy are less than 85 (see Figure 15). JCQ AARA (Section 5.5) also permits the use of a computer reader in such circumstances.
Case F: Application for extra time
Student F is dyslexic but can read accurately given enough time. Although her reading accuracy score is above 85 (Exact – comprehension (accuracy) SS = 87), her reading comprehension speed is less than 85. Technically she could qualify for the help of a reader with a comprehension speed score below 85, but this is not her normal way of working and she prefers to be allowed extra time and read by herself. See Figure 16.