Pre-assessment Consultation Service
There are different reasons why you may wish to consider a Diagnostic/Educational Assessment.
A full diagnostic assessment is normally suitable for anyone who has not been assessed previously, or for those who may need a full update on progress since a previous assessment. After this is carried out, a very detailed report is produced which may result in a diagnosis of dyslexia. This assessment can take between two to three hours to complete and depending on the results obtained, may provide evidence for Access Arrangements in examinations.
If you are unsure as to whether a full diagnostic assessment is needed, I also offer a Pre-Consultation Service. A fee of £80 applies for these consultations. However, if a full Diagnostic/Educational Assessment is then booked within the same academic year, this fee is deducted from the full Assessment fee.
Applying for the DSA (Disabled Students' Allowance) could mean that you are entitled to new equipment and cutting edge software that will help you get the most out of your studies, plus you will receive support such as assistive technology training sessions and if needed, specialist tuition. So, if you have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, but do not have a full report which could entitle you to the DSA, it is important that you get assessed. The finished report will be tailored to meet the requirements of the university and to access the DSA if appropriate. If you are planning to go on to university and need to be assessed, you can do so before the course begins. Just use the contact page to get in touch to find out more about this service.
Assessment Reports generally include:
Summary assessment report findings
Summary of background information from home/school/college
Detailed interpretation of test results, including:
Attainments to include reading, writing and spelling
Cognitive processing skills, e.g. memory, phonological awareness, speed of phonological processing
Conclusion-an holistic view of assessment findings
Table of test scores
Essential recommendations for supporting the learner:
In the classroom
Access arrangements in exams (if appropriate)
Specialist teacher/tutor (if appropriate)
Dyslexia Awareness Training
Our dyslexia awareness training is intended to educate and inform audiences in an engaging and informative way on the subject of dyslexia, the different manifestations of the condition and its potential effects on individuals and their colleagues. The emphasis is very much on the sensible and practical approach to identifying the issue and dealing with it.
The training will need to cover a number of basic requirements in order to put the additional/specific content in context, but this additional content will be very much dictated by the needs of the audience and the objectives agreed with the course or presentation sponsor, prior to the event.
Please contact me to find out more about awareness training for schools and colleges.