All our Dyslexia assessors hold an APC (Assessment Practising Certificate) which underpins the qualification held by specialist teachers and demonstrates our quality provision and service.
Full Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment for Pre & Post-16 (Children and Adults)
A full Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment is a 1 to 3-hour test. The test itself consists of a range of tests, called ‘batteries’, that measure a number of skills, namely; the underlying ability of the person, attainment in reading, writing, spelling, numeracy, working memory, processing speed and phonological awareness. A full diagnostic report is a document drawn up by the specialist assessor and highlights strengths and weaknesses, providing a range of scores and feedback designed for support.
Prior to the assessment carried out, the designated assessor will communicate with the person interested in the assessment and determine whether there is a need for an assessment. We often receive requests from parents and adults alike with similarities in specific learning difficulties though thorough investigation is required in order to determine the best diagnosis. Once the report is drawn, a consultation period will follow so to establish that the assessed person has understood the decision made. Recommendations and supportive mechanisms will be discussed in order to provide a bespoke service which includes tuition.
A shorter report can be requested for non-DSA or EHCP purposes for Pre-16 children. A summative report will assess the same ability and processes highlighting recommended actions for support. Although schools prefer full diagnostic reports, often people would request a summative report for their own consideration. We would suggest that parents interested in a diagnostic report to contact us prior to any booking for a FREE consultation.
Assessments are conducted at our headquarters in Sunderland, however, we can also provide online testing, depending on the age of the person. Assessments conducted at a client’s home or school in the rest of the UK incur an additional fee, depending on location. Please contact us for a price quote.
DYSLEXIA AND/OR DYSCALCULIA SCREENING
These are short sets of assessments carried out to report an indication of Dyslexia and/or Dyscalculia. These short reports do not constitute a full diagnostic assessment report, therefore, we would invite all interested persons to contact us for a FREE consultation.
Full Diagnostic Dyscalculia Assessment for Pre & Post-16 (Children and Adults)
Similar to the Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment, this set of 5-hour testing batteries measures the underlying ability of the person being tested highlighting the strengths and weaknesses in numeracy and identifying mechanisms for support.
SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS
- Although Access Arrangements are supported within a full diagnostic report, we offer an AA service to schools who are requiring an external support mechanism.
- Dyslexia/Dyscalculia screening administered individually with a short report.
- Full Diagnostic Dyslexia/Dyscalculia report.
- Full Diagnostic Dyspraxia/OT report.
- INSET Training on request.
SPEECH & LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT & THERAPY
Our Speech & Language services include assessments and therapy sessions on request. Assessments are conducted at our headquarters in Sunderland, however, we can also provide online testing and therapy, depending on the age of the person. Assessments conducted at a client’s home or school incur an additional fee, depending on location.
Assessment reports carried out by our expert team of Educational Psychologists are booked on demand. Although it is not necessary that Dyslexia/Dyscalculia reports are carried out by a specific body for Access Arrangements, schools and parents often prefer to follow this path for identifying a difficulty and/or gaining a diagnosis.
PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING (Children & Adults)
Our specialised team of registered Psychotherapists and Counsellors offer bespoke services on demand. To register your interest, please contact us.