by Brian T Jordan PhD
Purpose: Assesses reversals of letters, numbers, and words
Age: 5 through to 18 yrs
Time: 20 to 30 minutes.
Qualification Level: C (Occupational Therapist)
The Jordan Left-Right Reversal Test - 3rd Edition (2011) helps clinicians identify students who have difficulty with reversals, and what types of reversals are problematic: objects, letters, numbers, words, or letter sequences. Reversals are a major stumbling block for students learning to read. The JLRRT-3 now has two parts (children ages 5-8 take only Part 1) consisting of five subtests, in developmental sequence. The first and last subtests are new. Included in the Test Kit are a Laterality Checklist (an informal survey to determine preferential use of one side of the body) and a Remedial Checklist that provides suggested remediation activities.
- Subtest 1-A (new) presents line drawings; the student indicates which are reversed
- Subtest 1-B presents letters and numbers; the student identifies reversals
- Subtest 2-A presents words; the student indicates which letters are reversed
- Subtest 2-B shows 20 sentences; the student indicates reversed words (saw vs. was)
- Subtest 2-C (new) presents two columns of letter sequences; the student compares them and identifies which letters in the second column are out of sequence
Administration and Scoring
The JLRRT-3 can be administered to individuals or small groups. Two scores are derived: Correct Responses (reversals correctly identified) and Errors
(nonreversed items that were incorrectly identified as reversals, plus reversals that were not identified). Both scores are converted to percentile ranks and
interpreted using cutoff scores based on score frequencies in the normative sample. Age equivalents are also provided.