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The earlier you can identify dyslexic tendencies in children, the earlier you can help your child and boost their self esteem.
Smart Cat is more than just a dyslexia test. Smart Cat provides answers to your concerns but also importantly shows you where and how to help by clearly identifying your child's strengths and weaknesses. All of this helps you sensibly discuss your concerns with your child's teacher.
The tests are designed for 4-7 year old children, if you are interested in a dyslexia test for older children then please click here.
If you have looked at other options for dyslexia screening then you'll soon appreciate that Smart Cat is different. It avoids asking your child a long list of questions or to complete a complicated form. Smart Cat makes use of 12 games created by teachers, psychologists and dyslexia specialists to assess key learning skills and to screen for dyslexic tendencies.
We designed our games to be bright, colourful and fantastic fun, quite the opposite of a usual test. While your child has fun playing the games, the responses provide you with an immediate assessment of ability, and indicate easy ways to improve learning skills.
1. Your child plays the 12 fun assessment games covering literacy, numeracy and other learning areas
2. You get clear and concise feedback on your child's key skills relating to dyslexia
3. We recommend the best learning activities to help your child progress, whatever their ability
Smart Cat Learning recommends Nessy, a highly motivating, interactive system of learning. Created by dyslexia specialists and the winner of the Education Resources Award, Nessy is based on 40 years of practical teaching. Nessy enables all abilities to read, write and spell with confidence.
More Information on dyslexia products for older children
Well, yes and no. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and affects around 1 in 10 children. Although dyslexia is common the symptoms range from very minor to severe, but children with dyslexia usually have problems with some of the following:
Chidren develop at different rates and will acquire some skills more readily than others. Each child develops a unique pattern of strengths and needs that will inform so much of what they do and how they learn. The Smart Cat games focus on key skills; the skills that underpin learning and early development. Importantly, by using interactive games that provide praise and encouragement, Smart Cat can measure childrens' abilities whilst boosting self esteem and giving them some fun!
The earlier you can identify dyslexic tendencies in children the earlier you can help them and boost their self esteem.
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Using the latest research into early dyslexia and learning, our experts have based the 12 games on the wider range of skills needed by children:
These skills are assessed by guiding the Smart Cat cartoon characters through a series of puzzles and tasks.
To make sure the games are great fun and to disguise the serious nature of the tests, we used former Sony Playstation game designers and Aardman animators. Did we tell you, Smart Cat won a prestigious BETT (British Educational Training and Technology) award? Arguably the highest accolade for educational technology.
All the time, the results from the games are building an accurate picture of your child's learning ability that is compared against thousands of other children.
Our games adapt to your child's ability and either become easier or harder depending on how they respond. So if your child is a reading wizard at 4, then the reading and literacy tests will increase in difficulty. If on the other hand, they are late to read, then our test will focus on other abilities such as coordination, numeracy and emotional responses instead.
Parents, teachers and dyslexia specialists tell us that this test is unique; in fact we are the only online dyslexia test to offer this level of assessment and interaction.
"As many as 20% of children leave primary school functionally illiterate, unable to read, write and add up properly."
"Identify learning difficulties more quickly and accurately"
"Interesting and innovative"
"Breakthrough in early years assessment"
"A really exciting development"
"9 out of 10"
ICT for Education
"Simple and fun to use"
"Children love the games"
Early Years Educator
"A great diagnostic tool for target areas! A major plus is, of course, the children's own enjoyment. How many assessments do we undertake where they are having fun?"
Teach Primary Magazine
"It has helped me to identify which areas I need to work on with Samuel. It's like the programme knows him."
"My child loved it, it has enabled me to get assesments to go back to her school and point out what she is good at and what she is struggling with. I am trying to get the school to see that she gets fustrated and needs support rather than her getting labeled as being 'naughty'. My child is 5!"
"I'm SO impressed with this website - I'll be recommending it as a parent (of 2 dyslexic kids), the local Dyslexia Scotland branch chair & as a professional (Special Needs Practitioner/OT)"
"It's fun for the children, it motivates them and they want to do it... It's got everything."
Canon Peter Hall
"I couldn't believe the evidence and support it offered."
Stonehill Primary School
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