Full Diagnostic Assessment
Full assessment taking up to 3 hours. £475. 8-18yrs.
A diagnostic assessment is the only way that dyslexia can be formally identified. This assessment will also provide a clearer picture of someone's cognitive profile and their strengths and weaknesses. This will help to ensure that any support put in place is as effective as possible for that individual.
If a diagnosis is given, if one is appropriate, it lasts throughout education and can be used as supporting evidence for school, college, examination concessions, and Disabled Students' Allowance (from Student Finance England).
If you would like to book an assessment please follow these procedures:-
Download and complete the pre-assessment forms for the parent/carer and the child/young person.
Liaise with relevant school staff to complete the pre-assessment form for staff to fill-in, choosing a member of staff who knows your child well and/or the school Senco.
Return all form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Lader will respond within 3 working days to arrange an assessment time/date.
Children/young people must have had an eyetest within the last six months.
Payment is through BACS and bank details will be provided. A deposit of £100 must be paid prior to the assessment with the remainder following prior to receiving the report. Alternatively full payment can be made on booking the appointment.
The assessment ideally would take place in your home or in school if needed. If neither of these are possible the assessment can take place in the assessors office and information will be provided. A quiet room, with a table and chairs and with no interruption is needed.
The assessment will take 2-3 hours with breaks given. Parents/carers are not required to stay.
Following the assessment, your assessment report will be posted and emailed within approximately two weeks. Full Diagnostic Assessment Reports are very comprehensive and adhere to the SASC and Government Criteria. Reports can be discussed via the telephone or video if required.