Us dyslexic people, we’ve got it going on.
The vast majority of young people who end up having a dyslexia assessment do so because it has been suggested to them by a teacher, or somebody they know who is familiar with the signs of dyslexia. However, many people don’t actually know what to look out for because they don’t know what dyslexia entails, meaning that it can often be missed.
Our checklists are a tool to help people understand whether there is a likelihood that dyslexia is present, and whether they should seek further help. The checklists cannot give a definitive answer because they are not a diagnostic assessment.
Our dyslexia assessment allows us to give individuals a clearer picture of their strengths and challenges. It is not a test but a method of identifying the individual’s learning style, in order that they can be supported. They will be assessed across a range of tasks and given the opportunity to detail anything that they feel they struggle with.
The assessment usually takes two to three hours, although can vary depending on circumstances, and takes place virtually. After the assessment, a full written report will be provided and we will provide you the opportunity to discuss it in further detail. We feel that it is vital that the individual who has been assessed understands what the report means for them.
The total cost of the assessment is £500.
We speak with many parents who think that a dyslexia diagnosis signals some form of death knell to their child’s educational prospects; they couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, once a young person understands how their dyslexia works, it can open up a whole new world of possibilities. Erin Brockovich can attest to that!
What is dyslexia?
The Rose (2009) definition states that dyslexia primarily affects ‘the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling’. Importantly, dyslexia does not just take one form, and should be seen as ‘a continuum, not a distinct category’. Dyslexia can also affect an individual’s ability to remember information, and their organisation.