What's the earliest age at which dyslexia can be identified with reasonable accuracy? The answer – and I fervently wish more teachers and parents were aware of it – is four, thanks to a brilliant computer program devised by Lucid Research.
John Clare, Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph

Lucid Rapid Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: 4-15 Years
  • Suitable for: Teachers, Assessment Co-ordinators and SENCOs
  • Test duration: 15 minutes
  • Test format: Digital

Lucid Rapid

Taking only 15 minutes, Lucid Rapid is the solution for quick screening for dyslexia in the 4 to 15 age range. The computer gives each child three enjoyable and non-threatening tests that are sensitive cognitive indicators of dyslexia. Each Screening component has been individually standardised, validated and calibrated to maximise accuracy in detection of dyslexia and prevent dyslexic children 'slipping through the net'. It was re-standardised, fully digitised and updated in 2019 with enhanced reporting features and interpretation guidance. It is now available online on our GL Ready platform and compatible with most devices. There are very low rates of false positives ('false alarms') and false negatives ('misses').

The tests in Lucid Rapid

  • Phonological Processing (4 - 15 years)
  • Working Memory (4 - 15 Years)
  • Phonic Decoding Skills (8 - 15 years)
  • Visual-verbal integration memory (4 - 7 years)
  • Immediate results with automatic interpretation

Results are available immediately: a simple print-out of results, which incorporates automatic expert interpretation, gives clear indication of the probability of dyslexia in every case. The automatic interpretation feature means that Working Memory Test can also be used very effectively by non-teaching staff. The accompanying manual provides guidance on differentiated action after screening.

Follow-up assessments
What if a teacher wants to follow up a screening with a more detailed diagnostic assessment? Easy – the results of Lucid Rapid can be automatically integrated into established dyslexia diagnostic programs such as Lucid CoPS Cognitive Profiling System, LASS 8-11 and LASS 11-15, thus avoiding duplication of effort.

Cognitive Abilities Test

Identify a pupil's developed abilities and likely academic potential

Progress Test Series

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New Group Reading Test

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