Free Dyslexia Screening Resources


Only a medical professional can formally diagnose dyslexia. However, if you suspect a child may have dyslexia, there are a number of free screening tools available that can help you determine whether further evaluation is required.

Resources for Parents

The Mississippi Department of Education provides a free online dyslexia screener to its schools through a company called Lexercise. The screener is designed for kindergarten and 1st grade students.

Lexercise also offers a free dyslexia screener for general audiences.

An easy-to-use questionnaire from can help you determine whether language and reading difficulties you’ve observed may be characteristics of dyslexia.

Parents of Alabama children in grades 1 – 8 can request a free dyslexia evaluation from Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers.

Other Scottish Rite clinics and centers may offer free services, including tutoring, for children with dyslexia. Parents in southern states should locate a nearby center with a Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program and contact the location to ask about available services. Parents in northern states should locate a nearby Children’s Dyslexia Center.

Resources for Schools

The two screeners above may be used by educators as well as parents. In addition, the following screening tools are recommended by the Houston Independent School District based on information from the Neuhaus Education Center.

Neuhaus Tools

The Neuhaus Education Center provides these free screening tools: