The FAR is a comprehensive assessment of reading and related processes. It is unique in that it helps you determine the examinee's specific subtype of dyslexia to inform decisions about appropriate interventions.
Why use the FAR to test for dyslexia?
What happens if I administer a test that only looks at dyslexia?
How does the FAR identify different types of reading disorders?
Why is the neurodevelopmental approach important when testing for dyslexia and other reading disorders?
How can PARiConnect help me score and interpret the FAR?
Why you need to measure with the 15 subtests in the FAR
How to monitor your student’s reading progress over time
What makes the FAR a unique test for dyslexia and other reading disorders?
Why should you use the FAR and FAW together to test for dyslexia?
includes FAR Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 10 Examiner Record Forms, 10 Examinee Response Forms, Stimulus Book 1, Stimulus Book 2, Stimulus Book 3, set of 3 Scoring Templates, and Laminated Storybook
Plus, this kit includes a certificate for 5 FREE FAR Interpretive Reports on PARiConnect!
for in-person administration via tablet; includes FAR e-Manual with Fast Guide, Administration Guidelines for Digital Stimulus Materials, 10 Examiner Record Forms, 10 Examinee Response Forms, set of 3 Scoring Templates, Laminated Storybook, and In-Person e-Stimulus Book. Plus, this kit includes certificates for 5 FREE FAR Interpretive Reports on PARiConnect! e-Manuals and e-Stimulus Books are limited to a single user and device. Please see our e-Manuals FAQ before ordering e-Manuals, and please see our e-Stimulus Books FAQ before ordering e-Stimulus Books.
includes FAW Comprehensive Kit and FAR Comprehensive Kit
e-Manuals and e-Stimulus Books are limited to a single user and device. Please see our e-Manuals FAQ before ordering e-Manuals, and please see our e-Stimulus Books FAQ before ordering e-Stimulus Books.
for in-person administration via tablet. e-Manuals and e-Stimulus Books are limited to a single user and device. Please see our e-Manuals FAQ before ordering e-Manuals, and please see our e-Stimulus Books FAQ before ordering e-Stimulus Books.
Choose to administer the full battery or, for a shorter administration time, only the subtests associated with an individual reading index, or individual subtests.
Need a test for dyslexia? Dr. Feifer explains why you need the FAR.
FAR author, Dr. Steven Feifer, explains what the Feifer Assessment of Reading offers that other tests for dyslexia do not, and why it is not just another reading test. He shares that the FAR is a diagnostic achievement test that doesn't simply give you a student's reading level, but tells you WHY the student is at that level, which leads to better intervention selection.
What subtypes of reading disorders does the FAR measure?
The FAR as it measures four subtypes of reading disorders: Phonological dyslexia, surface dyslexia, mixed dyslexia, and comprehension issues.
How does PARiConnect help me score the FAR and quickly receive interventions?
It only takes about 3 minutes to take the raw scores, add them up and transfer into PARiConnect. Instantly, you can choose from several reports: interpretive, comprehensive score, and reliable change. If you are craving practical strategies that you can start tomorrow to help improve your student's reading skills, I encourage you to administer the FAR.
- Steven G. Feifer, DEd
What features can I expect from the FAR Interpretive Report?
Do reading and writing issues go hand in hand?
According to the Interactive Dynamic Literacy (IDL) Model, yes they do. While there are unique processes and skills in reading and writing, largely these skills have shared processes. According to the IDL a student with dyslexia can also have written composition difficulties. Also, executive functions such as working memory and attention can play a part in both reading and writing. The FAR and FAW work perfectly together when you have a referral for a language-based learning disability. They both are based on neuropsychological theory, seek to address processing issues and can be used to help diagnose dyslexia and executive functioning issues. Find out where weaknesses are in writing and reading and then review prescriptive interventions recommended for the best path forward.
Ideal for use within an RTI delivery system model, the FAR Screening Form is designed to identify children at risk for developmental dyslexia and measure the underlying processes of reading. Visit the FAR Screeing Form webpage to order to order in-person or remote components.