A fully qualified Educational Psychologist or Specialist Teacher will perform the Dyslexia Assessment. All assessors have approved qualifications as laid down in the SpLD Working Group Guidelines 2005.

All information is handled in accordance with GDPR guidelines.

The dyslexia assessment takes 2-3 hours, depending on how many extra tests need to be administered.

Dyslexia Assessment Process

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If booking an adult assessment, an appointment will be made for a screening interview, which will take place either over the phone or face to face.  If booking a child assessment, family and school questionnaires will be sent for completion.

An appointment will be made for the assessment. The Terms and conditions along with a confirmation letter will be e-mailed with an invoice for a £100 deposit to secure the booking.

Dyslexia Assessment takes place.

The assessment report and evaluation will be issued 3 weeks upon full payment. A paper copy will be sent out if requested.

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Dyslexia Assessment - What We Cover?

All assessment tools are standardised with clear evidence of validity and reliability.

Assessment of literacy attainment

Reading: This includes single words, non-word reading, text reading and reading comprehension.  The individual’s reading profile will show evidence of being able to understand text that is; word recognition, fluency, reading speed, and decoding.

Spelling:  This includes single word standardised task, a piece of free writing, and dictation of sentences if appropriate.
The individual’s spelling profile will show knowledge, spelling performance, and speed of response.

Writing:  This includes writing on a sheet of paper to demonstrate an individual’s ability to write with attention paid to structure of sentences, coherence of writing, composition, writing speed, grammar, vocabulary and legibility. Copying a piece of work will highlight any difficulties with hand-eye co-ordination and motor skills.         

Assessment of ability and cognition

Observations and assessment tasks are performed to demonstrate any discrepancies between verbal and non-verbal ability. Processing speed and working memory tasks will assess areas of cognitive function.

Cognitive Processing: Evaluation of cognitive processes are performed to establish an individual’s intellectual potential and ability.

Attainment tests in literacy and numeracy are performed to establish achievement levels.

These tests are standardised, and scores are compared to a normal range, so as to obtain an accurate picture of the individual’s potential strengths and weaknesses. If there is a discrepancy found between potential and achievement, then other perceptual tests can be done to demonstrate how well the brain interprets and processes information through the senses.  In addition, other perceptual tests are done as appropriate, to assess working memory, processing speed and visual/auditory skills of the individual. Additional tools can be used in numeracy assessment, and motor control assessment.Information and a questionnaire about Visual Stress can be given, with referral to a trained Optometrist, if it is appropriate.