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.
CitationChan, 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.
- School children
- Reading -- Ability testing
- Primary school teachers
- Schools, Chinese