Screening for Chinese children with dyslexia in Hong Kong: The use of the teachers' behaviour checklist

Wai Ock David CHAN, Suk Han Connie HO, Suk Man TSANG, Suk Han LEE, Kevin Kien Hoa CHUNG

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Abstract

Primary school teachers rated the frequency of occurrence of 65 reading-related behavioural characteristics in a sample of 251 Grade 1 to Grade 6 Chinese school children in Hong Kong. These behavioural characteristics were in the areas of general performance, reading, dictation, writing, mathematics, language, memory, concentration, sequential ability, motor co-ordination, spatial orientation, and social/emotional adjustment. Of these 12 areas, 10 yielded scale scores that could distinguish children with dyslexia from those without dyslexia, identified on the basis of their performance in five domains of literacy and cognitive skills. Using a summary score derived from the 10 relevant scales, an optimal cut-off score was suggested to arrive at a balance between high sensitivity and an acceptable rate of false positives in screening for children with dyslexia. The need for cross-replication in screening children with dyslexia using the behaviour checklist with different samples of school students is emphasised. Copyright © 2004 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-824
JournalEducational Psychology
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

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Dyslexia
teachers' behavior
dyslexia
Hong Kong
Checklist
Reading
school grade
spatial orientation
Social Adjustment
Aptitude
primary school teacher
Mathematics
schoolchild
performance
Language
literacy
mathematics
Students
ability
language

Citation

Chan, D., Ho, C. S. H., Tsang, S.M., Lee, S. H., & Chung, K. K. H. (2004). Screening for Chinese children with dyslexia in Hong Kong: The use of the teachers' behaviour checklist. Educational Psychology, 24(6), 811-824.

Keywords

  • Dyslexia
  • School children
  • Reading -- Ability testing
  • Primary school teachers
  • Schools, Chinese