Computer based screening test of Dyslexic High School Students in Greece

Authors

    Antonios Panagopoulos , Georgios Stamoulis

Published:

2022-09-05

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52291/ijse.2022.37.32

How to Cite

Panagopoulos, A., & Stamoulis, G. (2022). Computer based screening test of Dyslexic High School Students in Greece. International Journal of Special Education (IJSE), 37(1), 127–139. https://doi.org/10.52291/ijse.2022.37.32

Abstract

The diagnosis of dyslexia is made by mainly taking into account the reading skills of the child. Screening for dyslexia, on the other hand, is an initial useful indicator before diagnosis. Recently, various types of software have been created in order to screen Dyslexia. The main advantage of this kind of software is the creation of a pleasant environment for the user, while they achieve more accurate results in less time, in contrast to the classic clinical trials. The aim of this study was to create, for the first time, an online software for screening dyslexia in Greek High School Students. For that purpose, the software «DysCreTe» was created, which consists of nine tests that assess children in reading, spelling, arithmetic and cognitive skills. Our research design consists of random sampling and application to both typical developed and dyslectic children in order to analyze the results and investigate if children with dyslexia will show significant differences both in the mean scores and also in the time of completion of all tests. According to our results, students with dyslexia lagged significantly compared to the typical developed ones. Consequently, the online software «DysCreTe» is a useful tool to screen dyslexia in Greek High School Students.

Keywords:

dyslexia, screening tests, online software, cognitive skills

Issue

IJSE Vol 37, No: 1, 2022

Volume 37, Number: 1, Year 2022 of International Journal of Special Education