Dyslexia Diagnostic assessments

 

The main purpose of a full diagnostic assessment is to confirm whether an individual has dyslexia or not.   This process can provide a comprehensive educational assessment identifying key strengths and areas of weakness, post assessment analysis, an individual intervention plan and learning strategy recommendations. 

Depending on the type of assessment, the assessor will conduct a background interview, literacy assessments, psychological assessments, questionnaires, handwriting assessment, psychophysical evaluations and a visual symptoms screening. As well as providing a diagnosis, the report should include recommendations i.e. strategies and/or help with specific projects, exams or coursework.  It is important to identify your specific needs and match these to the most appropriate assessor.

If you are a student requiring a diagnostic report as evidence for exam access arrangements, we strongly recommend that you discuss this with your university/college prior to arranging the assessment so that any recommendations for support in exams reflect this.

At present, the DRT is fully booked for Dyslexia Diagnostic assessments and anticipate offering further appointments later this year. We can offer Visual assessments for children and students.  Please contact our helpline 0118 958 5950 for further assistance.

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