Dyslexia Assessments

Dyslexia Assessments

 

You might suspect that your son or daughter has dyslexia if their reading and writing skills are not developing as you anticipated, despite the fact that he/she is articulate and has good oral language skills.  You may notice that your child struggles to ‘sound out’ words when reading or be unable to recall whole words such as ‘the’, ‘and’ or ‘was’. You may notice that your son or daughter easily forgets simple instructions and appears to day dream much of the time.  All these are characteristics highly associated with dyslexia.

 

Other signs to look out for are:

 

  • They are struggling with spelling, writing or reading and or numeracy.
  • They are not progressing as quickly as his/her peers or not progressing at all.
  • Their speed of processing, whether spoken and or written language, is slow.
  • They may be forgetful of words.
  • They may have low self-esteem.

 

We are able to complete dyslexia screening assessments, full diagnostic assessments and DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) assessments using highly qualified personnel that have active registration together with an approved Assessment Practising Certificate with the professional body PATOSS (Professional Association of Teachers of Specific Learning Difficulties).

 

After your child has been assessed, you (or they, if they are over 18) will receive a report that outlines the outcome of each test completed. The report will also contain recommendations of what support is required to assist your child to make progress in the areas where they are having difficulties.

 

If you think that your son or daughter may have dyslexia and nobody appears to be listening to you, we can help you. If you require an up-dated assessment of your dyslexia in order to access support at University, we can help you.