Dyslexia Test for Adults

man taking QS dyslexia test for adults on an iPad
Quickscreen is a dyslexia test for adults. The QuickScreen online dyslexia test is an ideal way of self-testing for signs of dyslexia if you are aged 17+.

Test Yourself

  • You can register within minutes to begin the dyslexia test and after completion you’ll be able to access a detailed report.
  • This dyslexia test is suitable for people aged 17+. There is a £19.50 charge for the test (for a limited period).
  • The whole test could be completed within 1 hour – but can be undertaken in stages.

What do I have to do?

There are a few simple steps to access and complete the QuickScreen dyslexia test for adults:

  • Register for the dyslexia test and make your payment. (Note – when a payment is charged it will be via PayPal, but you can click on the option to pay by credit or debit card – you don’t have to have a PayPal account.)
  • You will be given clear instructions on how to complete this dyslexia test for adults (17+).
  • Warning from other users: Do not try and fast track through to the tests – make sure to look at the short instruction video before doing each of the tests. All the tests have got practice items and some give immediate feedback – so it’s worthwhile doing these in order to ensure the best outcome.
  • You can use a PC, Mac, iPad or tablet to take your online dyslexia test
  • There are 6 parts to the test, but you can complete them in any order and you don’t have to do them all at once. Just log in again and complete the next section when you are ready.
  • When all six tests have been completed you will see a full and very detailed report (with bar graph) with recommendations for support and ways to have your difficulties accommodated.
  • A copy of the comprehensive report will also be available for you and you can log in again whenever you want, read the report, download, save and print copies for your requirements at any time.

About Processing Skills

  • This section includes a reading passage and short dictation. The reading passage is pitched at an A* to C grade GCSE level and is suitable for candidates of 17+. It is therefore quite challenging for anybody who has not attained a GCSE in English or whose first language is not English.
  • It is recommended that you complete as much of it as you can. If you don’t know the spelling of a word, you can type it as best you can. The more information provided the more your results will be of help and relevance. Whilst there are some harder words to spell, at least two thirds of the content is made up of words you should find quite easy to spell.

Dyspraxia and Handwriting

  • If you are specifically interested in your handwriting speed being part of the test then please ensure to opt for the handwriting AND typing option. Otherwise you will only be asked to type in your response.

Please Note: In the event that you are issued with more than one test then please note that only the first one that you do will be valid and the additional test will be deleted. This has occasionally occurred on some browsers and is being corrected.

Choosing the right online dyslexia test for adults…

Online dyslexia testing and screening is a popular method of dyslexia self-assessment for those asking ‘Am I Dyslexic?‘ and there are many options available. It is important to make sure you are taking a dyslexia test that is backed up by research.

Our online dylexia testing systems have been used by over one million users to screen for dyslexia and learning difficulties.

The QuickScreen dyslexia test for adults and teenagers (17+) has been developed by Pico Educational Systems. We are the team behind the first dyslexia screening software for adults and our programmes are supported by years of research into dyslexia in both an academic and practical capacity. We are a Supporting Corporate Member of the BDA (British Dyslexia Association).


Will the report answer my question – Am I dyslexic?

QuickScreen is our most comprehensive and up-to-date test for adults yet. It’s an ideal way of self-assessing dyslexia symptoms if you have been experiencing learning difficulties. Simply register as an individual user to begin the screening.

It is important to remember that despite presenting you with a very detailed picture of your learning strengths and weaknesses at the time of taking the tests, QuickScreen is not to be treated as a final diagnosis.

  • If indicators of dyslexia are identified by QuickScreen then suggestions will be included in your report on the next steps to take.
  • The report will show how you have performed on a range of skills. It is therefore possible that if you have had slight dyslexia but have largely overcome your difficulties that the report will indicate no current signs of dyslexia, or perhaps a borderline result. QuickScreen does not factor in your educational history or possible earlier difficulties and the results are based purely on current performance. So if you have a documented history of dyslexia and want to get a current confirmation of that fact – QuickScreen may not provide you with this, but will show you the progress you have made.
  • If your test results indicate mild, moderate or strong symptoms of dyslexia, it would be advisable to then follow up with a full diagnostic assessment with an educational psychologist or certified specialist dyslexia tutor. This would also enable you to access support within the education system or from your place of employment. You can read more information in our FAQ section.

To register and begin your dyslexia test for adults now click here


The QuickScreen Test Has 6 Parts

  1. Verbal Skills
  2. Visual Skills
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Memory
  5. Sequencing (coding)
  6. Processing
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