Dimensions of dyslexia enquiry QNR - the 18 dimensions

These are the 18 dimensions selected for the enquiry listed in the order in which they appear in the QNR

'In your interactions with students with dyslexia, to what extent do you encounter each of these dimensions?'

  1. students' spelling is generally poor

  2. students say that they find it challenging to manage their time effectively

  3. students say that they can explain things more easily verbally than in their writing

  4. students show evidence of being very disorganized most of the time

  5. in their writing, students say that they often use the wrong word for their intended meaning

  6. students seldom remember appointments and/or rarely arrive for them on time

  7. students say that when reading, they sometimes re-read the same line or miss out a line altogether

  8. students show evidence of having difficulty putting their writing ideas into a sensible order

  9. students show evidence of a preference for mindmaps or diagrams rather than making lists or bullet points when planning their work

  10. students show evidence of poor short-term (and/or working) memory - for example: remembering telephone numbers

  11. students say that they find following directions to get to places challenging or confusing

  12. when scoping out projects or planning their work, students express preference for looking at the 'big picture' rather than focusing on details

  13. students show evidence of creative or innovative problem-solving capabilities

  14. students report difficulties making sense of lists of instructions

  15. students report regularly getting their 'lefts' and 'rights' mixed up

  16. students report their tutors telling them that their essays or assignments are confusing to read

  17. students show evidence of difficulties in being systematic when searching for information or learning resources

  18. students are very unwilling or show anxiety when asked to read 'out loud'