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Adult Students

To help with the cost of an 
assessment. We offer:  

  • Payment plans 

  • Split payments 

  • Stripe processing (can use a credit card ) 

  • Shorter reports reducing the cost 


Assessments are conducted by Sarah Beard through SJB Assessments Ltd.
We also use associate Assessor:

All our assessors hold an APC (Assessment Practising Certificate). An APC underpins a specialist teacher’s qualifications and competence, enabling them to undertake full diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties.


When arranging an assessment, it is important to ensure the assessor holds an APC as it is not a mandatory requirement but demonstrates a commitment to quality and an up-to-date knowledge of assessment procedures.


Watch this short clip to learn about the assessment
Click below to hear Sarah Beard talk about what is included in a Dyslexia assessment. 

Why Choose us 

Unlocking Potential: Why We Are the Most Experienced Dyslexia Assessors in the Area


 When it comes to dyslexia assessment, finding the right professionals to understand and support individuals with this learning difference is crucial. At our practice, we take great pride in being the leading dyslexia assessors in the area. With over two decades of experience, Sarah and Cathy possess the knowledge, expertise, and compassion needed to empower those with dyslexia and other neuro diversities.  

  Assessment choices  

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Full Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment for Children and Adults

 £525 Croydon or £575 Orpington and online   

A Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment, either for 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 one or two sessions.

Following the assessment, a detailed report is written. A zoom follow-up consultation is included in the price for booking in Orpington.


A deposit of £80 is required when the booking is confirmed, and the remaining fee is due 48 hours before the assessment. 



If dyslexia is not diagnosed or a report is not required, the client can decline the report and will only have paid for the deposit and assessment ( this reduces the fee by £150). 


Sarah - Face to Face Orpington and online 

Cathy - Face to Face Croydon 


  • A face-to-face assessment with Sarah mid-week £575

  • A face-to-face assessment with Sarah on a Sunday £650 

  • A face-to-face assessment with a shorter report for ages 7 and 8 only with Sarah ( midweek only) £400 

  • Online Assessment with Sarah £575 ( ages 11+ only) 

  • Assessment at a school by Sarah from £625, depending on the location   

  • Face-to-face assessment with Cathy £525 


Our online assessments via Zoom can be split over two shorter sessions if needed.  


 Please call,  text or use the contact us button below to find the latest availability.  

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Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA) Assessment

For student’s studying at Higher Education Level

£525 Croydon / £575 Orpington / £575 online  

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 Assessment Practising Certificate (APC.) 

All our Assessors hold Assessment Practising Certificates (APCs) and can assess students for DSA. A full range of tests is administered, and the assessment takes around three hours. A full report is then written in line with current guidelines. This can be submitted to Student Finance and the client's university to arrange the necessary support and resources.


Assessments can be conducted at our offices or online. 

Details on the Disabled Student's Allowance can be found here:

Exam Day

Exam Access Arrangements Testing

(price on application)

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. This testing can only be conducted if the school is in agreement and contact has been made between the assessor and the school’s SENCO. 

If you are a school that requires Exam Access Arrangement Testing, we offer package prices. Please click here for details

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Diagnostic Assessment with a Short Report For ages 7 and 8 Years   


Not suitable for DSA or ECHP purposes

This is a full assessment for children and is aimed at children of 7 and 8 years only years of age, but we are happy for older children to undertake this assessment if preferred.   The same tests are administered during the assessment as the longer assessment, with the exception being that no silent reading is conducted  (the comprehension test is just text read aloud). The price difference is due to the results being presented in a shorter report, and a Zoom follow-up meeting is not included in the price.   

A  summary report ( about 12 pages ) will be produced, which will contain a summary of the test results, a detailed conclusion and recommendations for support at home and school. This report cannot be used for DSA or ECHP evidence, and some schools may prefer the more extended report. We ask clients to check with the school before the assessment to see if the school will be happy with a shorter report. The testing takes around 2.5 - 3 hours.  

This assessment is only conducted by Sarah in Orpington, and you can check availability or book using the link below.

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Literacy Testing


This test assesses basic literacy skills using a range of standardised tests. It will inform you of your child’s levels of reading, spelling and writing in relation to national norms. It does not provide indications of dyslexia. A short summary report is provided.

Tests include:  

  • Single-word reading

  • Reading comprehension 

  • Phonic decoding 

  • Speed of reading 

  • Single word spelling 

  • Writing speed and quality

Speech and Language Assessments Therapy Assessments

We offer Speech and Language Assessments in partnership with Let’s Communicate and our Speech and Langauge Therapist, Francesca. 

Assessments include a full CELF 5 assessment plus other tests as deemed necessary and a detailed report. Price £350. These can be conducted at our Orpington office or the client's home. There will be a small additional charge for an assessment at the client's home.   

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What is Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics. It will be unexpected in relation to age, level of education and experience and occurs across all ages and abilities.

Mathematics difficulties are best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, and they have many causal factors. Dyscalculia falls at one end of the spectrum and will be distinguishable from other mathematics issues due to the severity of difficulties with number sense, including subitising, symbolic and non-symbolic magnitude comparison, and ordering. It can occur singly but can also co-occur with other specific learning difficulties, mathematics anxiety and medical conditions.

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Dyscalculia Assessment

For ages 9-13 years


A full dyscalculia assessment takes approximately 4-5 hours and will be split over two sessions.

It includes a full range of tests including tests of underlying ability, cognitive processing, reading and numeracy. A detailed report is included with recommendations for teaching.

Click here for a flier giving more information on what is included in a dyscalculia assessment 

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Dyscalculia Screening

For ages 7-8 years


This is a 2-hour dyscalculia screening test for children age 7-8. This includes a reduced number of tests which will identify maths strengths and weaknesses and assess if these are likely to be caused by Dyscalculia.  A short report is provided ( about 4-6 pages) and provides recommendations for parents and school.

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Combined Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Testing

Price on application

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 the student has very little concept of numbers. This assessment will identify whether numerical difficulties are related to their dyslexic profile or are the separate co-occurring Specific Learning Difficulty known as dyscalculia.

This assessment includes a full dyslexia test taking around 3 hrs. In addition, a range of numeracy tests will be administered, which take an additional  2- 2.5 hours.

These tests will be delivered over two sessions, with the dyslexia testing taking place first.

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