Special educational needs screening

LASS 8–11 also provides schools with a straightforward screening system for special educational needs, which can be an adjunct to routine assessment or used at any time between the ages of 8:0 and 11:11. When used for this purpose, students who gain low scores on any of the routine profiling subtests (Non-verbal reasoning, Verbal reasoning, Sentence reading and Spelling) or who display a significant discrepancy between their reasoning scores compared with their score(s) on Sentence reading or Spelling, should be administered the diagnostic modules. The procedure then becomes the same as for assessment of dyslexia (see below).