Indonesian Dyslexia Early Identification System
Kristiantini Dewi1, Helena Nurramdhani Irmanda2, Purboyo Solek1
1Dyslexia Association of Indonesia
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty in language areas such as the language used for oral,
written and social communication. Dyslexia causes difficulties in reading, writing, spelling
and executive function. Therefore dyslexia causes difficulty in reading, further, it will affect
not only academic success but also self-esteem and social-emotional development.
Dyslexia cannot be cured, but the impact can be significantly reduced if identified and well
intervened as early as possible (International Dyslexia Association, 2013).
Problems in Indonesia are minimal and unequal dyslexia awareness, huge population that
brings a high number of dyslexic children, very few dyslexic experts, time and cost-inefficient
to get assessment and intervention from a reliable centre, all led to unintervened cases that
prone to poor long-term outcome. Therefore a valid and reliable yet easily accessed tool for
identifying the risk of dyslexia in pre-school aged is mandatory.
This study proposed dyslexia early identification system for Indonesian which can be used
by everyone and applied for a child as early as 5 to 7 years old at anywhere and anytime,
and generate a report that is in line with the Indonesian language and culture.