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Dyslexia screening and assessment

OUR SERVICES

We offer a comprehensive service of                                ,                      and                               for children and adults of all ages across southern England. 

 

Prior to any screening or assessment, we recommend that a routine eyesight test is undertaken at an optician's in order to eliminate visual factors as a possible cause of literacy difficulties.

 

Below is a summary of the services that we are able to provide.  

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Dyslexia screening does not provide a diagnosis of dyslexia. The purpose of screening is to identify whether an individual displays tendencies typically associated with dyslexia and if so, to what extent. Therefore, screening is a useful tool in indicating the possibility that an individual may be dyslexic and it can be used to inform whether a more in depth full                                                     of strengths and difficulties would be beneficial. 

The screening process involves a variety of reading, writing, auditory and verbal tasks and takes around 60 minutes to complete.  A performance report provides a profile of the individual's strengths and difficulties, together with recommendations for appropriate teaching strategies.

Diagnostic Assessments must always be conducted by either a Level 7 Specialist Teacher Assessor who holds a current                                                                 

or a Chartered Psychologist specialising in Specific Learning Difficulties who is registered with the Health Care Practitioners Council (HCPC). Click here to read the British Dyslexia Association's guide

A wide range of tests are conducted during a full diagnostic assessment.  They examine in depth an individual's reading and writing abilities, phonological awareness, language development and vocabulary acquisition, underlying ability, speed of processing visual and auditory information, logical reasoning, spatial awareness and  memory.   The duration of the assessment varies depending upon the age and skills of the individual being assessed.   Performance across the tests is analysed to enable a profile of the individual's strengths and difficulties to be ascertained.  Results are explained in a detailed report, which also includes suggestions for how to improve areas of difficulty and recommendations for teaching, intervention and support.

Students with dyslexia or other SpLDs who receive additional learning support at school or college and have evidence of need, may meet The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) eligibility criteria for special                                       

The         require assessments to be conducted by either a Level 7 Specialist Teacher Assessor who holds a current                                                                  

or an appropriately qualified Psychologist specialising in Specific Learning Difficulties who is registered with the Health Care Practitioners Council (HCPC). 

 

An Access Arrangements application will need to be supported by and applied for through the student's school or college.  Regulations state that assessments for Access Arrangements cannot be carried out before the beginning of Year 9.  The assessment takes approximately an hour and during this time a range of approved tests are conducted. Following the assessment and liaison with the school or college SENCo, recommendations for Access Arrangements will be made by the assessor, if appropriate, and the relevant section of the JCQ Access Arrangements application form will be completed (Form 8).

Higher Education Students with dyslexia or other SpLDs who live in England can apply for                                                                The DSA grant can help to pay for additional assistive technology and specialist support that might be needed during the student's study, as a direct result of their specific learning difficulty. To qualify for a DSA grant evidence of a SpLD such as dyslexia must be provided.  This evidence takes the form of a post-16 diagnostic assessment report either from a Level 7 Specialist Teacher Assessor who holds a current                                                                 

or a Chartered Psychologist specialising in Specific Learning Difficulties who is registered with the Health Care Practitioners Council (HCPC).  Click here to read the British Dyslexia Association's guide

 

A wide range of tests are conducted during the diagnostic assessment.  They examine in depth an individual's reading and writing abilities, cognitive processing, underlying ability and  memory.   The duration of the assessment varies depending upon the age and skills of the individual being assessed.   Performance across the tests is analysed to enable a profile of the individual's strengths and difficulties to be ascertained.  The detailed diagnostic report includes results and recommendations for support and may be used for a                          

We offer specialist multi-sensory dyslexia tuition for children, young people and adults of all ages.  Sessions are taught on a 1:1 basis, either at the student's school or in their home, and are tailored to meet individual needs.  We are also able to offer study skills support. Although it is not necessary to have had a diagnostic assessment prior to tuition we do recommend that either a                                       or a 

                                      is undertaken to ensure that the student's needs are best met.

✓   A professional, positive and relaxed approach     

✓   Supporting students to achieve their potential

✓   Identifying strengths and celebrating success

 

✓   Personalised, practical and engaging multi-sensory learning

 

✓   Enabling learning in a nurturing environment 

 

   A commitment to developing confidence and self-esteem

OUR ETHOS

Full Diagnostic Assessment

Assessment for Examination Access Arrangements

Specialist Tuition

 
 
 
 
 

Dyslexia Screening Test

Assessment for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)