Swift, objective and accurate identification of dyslexia in the general population aged 15 and over
LADS Plus is a computerised screening test for identifying dyslexia in members of the general population aged 15+.
LADS Plus is a new version of LADS developed to provide improved screening accuracy in wider populations that may include individuals who have non-standard educational backgrounds, low general ability, and/or poor English language skills, such as:
- young offenders
- persons who have had disadvantaged childhoods
- persons who have had disrupted or non-standard schooling
- ethnic minorities
Swift and effective
The LADS Plus takes about 25-30 minutes and includes all the useful features of its sister program LADS:
- Speedy, adaptive assessment
- Minimal supervision required
- non-threatening assessment
- Automatic reports
- Comprehensive Administrator's Manual
The computer automatically generates a simple graphical report for each person assessed. Individual module scores are compared to normative data. Indications are given of whether or not the scores fall into the dyslexic 'risk' category. There is ample room on the report for administrators to add their own comments before the report is printed. The LADS Plus reasoning modules also provide an estimate of the person's general intellectual ability, which can be important when giving advice about further action after screening.
LADS Plus does not require psychological or educational qualifications to administer.
A comprehensive Administrator's Manual is provided, which gives guidelines on interpreting results, giving feedback and advice on strategies for supporting dyslexic adults in different educational and occupational settings.
Lucid LADS Plus system requirements:
Stand alone software runs on multimedia PCs running Windows® XP, Vista, Windows® 7 or 8
Network software runs on Windows® Server 2003, 2008, XP, Vista and Windows®7 or 8
Microsoft SQL server® is required as database enigine, though 2005 Express Edition is supplied free on the CD. 64 bit versions of Windows® and SQL server supported.
For more information please see our product manuals.