Dyslexia Testing

Our assessment process fosters self-awareness and self-acceptance, and provides a range of strategies to help overcome the challenges of dyslexia.

Full diagnostic assessments

A full diagnostic assessment involves administering a number of standardised tests, which provide information about the cognitive abilities of the individual. This type of assessment is used to understand the way in which the student processes information, and identifies the presence of dyslexia. Dyslexia testing usually takes around 2 hours with the student, after which a detailed written report with recommendations is produced.

Academic assessments

Academic assessment involves administering a shorter battery of standardised and informal assessments to identify levels of academic achievement in key areas. For example, phonic pattern knowledge (sound / letter patterns), specific reading skills and areas of maths. This type of assessment is used to inform teaching programs and provide up to date information about the student’s academic ability. It usually takes 1 hour and no formal report is produced. A brief report and / or individual education program can be offered for a small additional fee to enable private tutors or parents to teach the student themselves.

What is the benefit of assessment?

Assessment does more than simply provide a label. While identifying and naming specific learning difficulties is one aim, assessment provides full, cognitive profiling, which can be very helpful in devising effective learning programs, teaching the student appropriate learning strategies, and building self-esteem. Assessment identifies areas of strength as well as need, so that the strengths may be exploited to support any weaknesses.



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What is the process for a full diagnostic assessment? heading_arrow

  1. A background questionnaire is completed by the parent or examinee. If possible, the child’s teacher will also complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire flags up risk factors related to the various specific learning difficulties and guides the assessment process.

  1. An assessment session lasting approximately 2 hours is conducted.
  2. The tests are scored and a full diagnostic report is produced, including recommendations for parents, teachers, and tutors or special needs teachers providing extra support one to one. This is completed within 2 weeks of the assessment session

  1. A face to face feedback session is arranged. The report is explained verbally and any questions may be asked. Many parents find this the most helpful part of the process, and many assessment providers do not offer this service
  2. Ongoing support is available to ensure teachers and parents are able to provide appropriate support.

I’m not sure whether to go ahead with the assessment:

Most parents and children are relieved to have answers after an assessment. Many found they could finally understand they were not ‘thick’ or ‘slow’, but like everyone else, had their own, individual set of strengths and needs. Cognitive profiling empowers the student to approach learning in a way more suited to their own needs. The recommendations made in the report can improve the educational provision the child receives by raising awareness and understanding. Assessment is a worthwhile investment.

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