We offer a comprehensive range of Dyslexia Assessments for all ages
Full Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment for children and adults
A Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment for either children or adults consists of a full range of tests to assess underlying ability, attainment in spelling, writing, reading and numeracy, and a range of underpinning tests to assess working memory, speed of processing and phonological awareness. The assessment takes around three hours and can be administered over either one or two sessions.
Following the assessment, a detailed report is written. If required, a feedback consultation can be arranged.
The fee is charged in three parts: £75 as a deposit before the assessment, £210 when the assessment is completed and a further £155 is due when the report is written. If dyslexia is not diagnosed or a report is not required the client has the option to decline the report and will only have paid for the deposit and assessment.
The assessment can be conducted at our office in Orpington or Croydon or the client's home or school. Assessments conducted at a client's home incur an additional fee, depending on location.
Disabled Student's Allowance
( DSA) Assessment
The Disabled Students' Allowance provides extra financial help if you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty like Dyslexia. It is paid on top of the standard student finance package and does not have to be repaid.To apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance evidence of the disability must be provided. In the case of Dyslexia, this would be a current up to date Dyslexia Assessment conducted by a Specialist Teacher holding a current Practising Certificate.
All our Assessors hold Practising Certificates and can assess students for DSA. A full range of tests are administered and the assessment takes around three hours. A full report is written in line with current guidelines. This can then be submitted to Student Finance and the client's university to arrange the necessary support and resources
Details about the Disabled Student's Allowance can be found here:
This assessment includes full dyslexia testing as described under the dyslexia assessment column. In addition, a range of numeracy tests are administered which take approximately 1.5 to- 2hours.
Approximately 60% of dyslexic individuals have difficulties with numeracy and this is part of their dyslexic profile. Dyscalculia is a specific difficulty with maths which is very severe and often means they have little concept of number. This assessment will identify whether the numerical difficulties are related to their dyslexic profile or are a separate co-occurring specific learning difficulty known as dyscalculia.
The assessment can be conducted at our office in Orpington or school Assessments conducted at a client's home or school incurs an additional fee, depending on location.
Diagnostic Screening Assessment with a short report
Not suitable for DSA or ECHP purposes
This is a shorter Dyslexia assessment (not a formal dyslexia assessment ) for children age 9- 14. The following tests are administered during the assessment: tests to assess underlying ability, attainment in spelling, writing, reading, and a range of underpinning tests to assess working memory, speed of processing, and phonological awareness.
In order to reduce the costs and the time taken to assess the child, a few tests are undertaken at home prior to the assessment. Instead of a full report (25 plus pages) a shorter report (6-10 pages) is produced. This will contain a detailed conclusion and recommendations but the summary of results will be condensed.
This assessment is conducted in one session.
This report cannot be used for DSA or ECHP evidence and some schools may prefer the longer report.
Exam Access Arrangements Testing
This assessment is for children or adults who have been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Difficulty or who have previously received Access Arrangements in either National Curriculum Tests or GSCE, GNVQ or GCE examinations. The assessment tests reading accuracy, reading speed and reading comprehension; spelling, written fluency and accuracy; memory and speed of processing. Additional tests are sometimes included. This testing can only be conducted if the school is in agreement and contact has been made between the assessor and school SENCO.
It may be possible to offer this assessment at a lower fee if the school only require completion of a form 8 and not a written report.
This test assesses the basic skills of literacy using a range of standarised tests:
Single word spelling
Writing speed and quality
Speed of reading
Fee £110 including short report with recommendations
This can be conducted remotely if required