Dyslexia Assessment in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire
Why do I need a dyslexia assessment?
An assessment for specific learning difficulties serves its best purpose if it supports and equips the student, parents/carers and school. It does not aim to simply provide a label, but to work out why a student is struggling to meet their potential, to identify strategies that should work, and to enable schools, parents and students in meeting the identified needs.
Where does the assessment take place?
I offer dyslexia assessment in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Typically, my assessments take place in my home or at the student’s school over one weekday morning. This varies according to the child. If necessary, an assessment can take place over several sessions.
How long does an assessment take?
A diagnosis of dyslexia is a process over time, so I ask for background information in advance to help inform the assessment; for example early development, family history, educational history, evidence of previous intervention and its impact. This comes from discussion with parents, school staff and the pupil themselves either via conversation or questionnaire.
What does a dyslexia assessment involve?
The assessment itself includes a full set of tests to gain a cognitive profile: underlying ability (verbal and visual), memory skills, phonological skills, processing speed, attainment in literacy and number (if applicable). Assessment is child centred and led by previous information that I have gathered; each learner is unique and the tests I choose are determined by background information provided. I use information given by parents and the school to help me put the learner at ease; for example a visual timetable, reward charts related to their favourite cartoon character, rest, fiddle or moving breaks. If necessary, an assessment can take place over several sessions.
How long does it take to get the results?
A full and detailed report, with recommendations, is sent 2 weeks after the assessment date, and a follow up meeting is offered, which ideally would involve the school.
How much does a dyslexia assessment cost?
Assessments cost £475 which includes all of the above. Any additional support, training or advice is chargeable.
How can I book a dyslexia assessment in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire?
If you would like to book an assessment with me, or have already booked, please complete the following questionnaires or contact me to do it over the phone/video call.