The purpose of this article is to assess the validity of screening, as performed by teachers, for the risk of specific learning disabilities . The diagnosis of specific learning disabilities at the earliest possible stage of a child’s development is a prerequisite for intervention success, which can prevent or limit future school difficulties. The condition of a good screening according to evidence based assessment is the use of tools with high psychometric properties, based on current theoretical and empirical data. In this article we describe the SPE IBE Educational Prognosis Scale and research demonstrating the validity of this tool. The results of observations of teachers were compared with measurements made by specialists using standardized tests of reading and writing. The results of the analysis show that teachers can accurately identify children at risk of specific learning disabilities.
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Oct 19, 2017
Bogdanowicz, Katarzyna M. Wiejak, Katarzyna Krasowicz-Kupis, Grażyna Gawron, Natalia