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Dyslexia Adult Screening Test

Dyslexia Adult Screening Test (DAST) helps screen for dyslexia and other learning difficulties. For use within further education establishments and the commercial workplace. Please note: Dyslexia Screening Test – 2nd Edition (DST-2) will publish in 2023 and combines the DAST, DEST-2, DST-J, and DST-S. Register your interest to keep updated.

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  • DAST Complete Kit
    9780749113216 Qualification Level A

    Includes Examiner's Manual, 50 Record Forms, Balance Tester, Blindfold, CD and envelope (containing Score Keys, Rapid Naming Card, One Minute Reading Cards, Nonsense Passage Cards, One Minute Writing Passage Cards) contained in a convenient carrying case


  • DAST Manual
    9780749113209 Qualification Level A


  • DAST Record Forms
    9780749113223 Qualification Level A

    Pack of 50



Publication date:
Age range:
16 years 5 months and older
Qualification level:
Completion time:
Individual - 30 minutes

Product Details


  • Provides an excellent first step in deciding whether to request further testing
  • Profiles strengths and weaknesses which can be used to guide the intervention training strategies for the individual
  • Can form the first step in deciding whether a more comprehensive dyslexic assessment is warranted


  • Designed to be used as a screening instrument, for use routinely within further education establishments and the commercial workplace
  • Care has been taken to make the testing procedure as straightforward as possible, avoiding the use of IQ tests
  • Culmination of several years of research and testing by Dr Angela Fawcett and Professor Rod Nicolson, authors of the established Dyslexia Screening Test (DST) and Dyslexia Early Screening Test (DEST), now widely used for screening younger aged candidates

The DAST comprises a total of 11 subtests which emphasises fluency as well as accuracy:

  • Rapid Naming
  • One-Minute Reading
  • Postural Stability
  • Phonemic Segmentation
  • Two-Minute Spelling
  • Backwards Digit Span
  • Nonsense Passage Reading
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • One-Minute Writing
  • Verbal Fluency
  • Semantic Fluency


Test-retest reliability: e.g. tests of attainment .93 (2 minute spelling, .90 (one minute reading), .92 (nonsense passage reading) Inter-rater reliability: .98 (between experienced rates's) and .94 (between inexperienced rater's).