What is a Diagnostic Assessment?

An assessment decides if difficulties being experienced are because of a learning difficulty or difference such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. An assessment looks not only at the reasons for problems, it discovers abilities and the best way of learning to overcome issues and utilise your strengths.

Our diagnostic assessments are friendly and professional, working with you to find out where your strengths lie and what might be causing any difficulties.

A free initial consultation will offer advice to help you to decide if you require a dyslexia or dyspraxia assessment.

A Full Diagnostic Assessment Includes

Personal Consultation

A one to one consultation with a qualified and experienced Specialist in Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

An exploration of your experiences

Understanding you, your background and your experiences.

Reading fluency and comprehension

An assessment on how you read and understand what you have read.

Writing and spelling

Looking at how you write and spell.

Phonological awareness and processing

Assessing how you recognize sounds and process what you have heard.

Memory

Assessing what you remember from reading and listening.

Underlying ability

Assessing your ability as an individual, understanding what you are capable of achieving.

Processing speed

Measuring how quickly you process information

RESULTS

The results of the assessments will be shared with you and a full report provided to explain the findings, what they mean and give recommendations for support. Reports are prepared in accordance with professional requirements and guidelines and are written clearly to be easily understood and helpful for the future. We are happy to talk through the report with you.

The results of the assessments will be shared with you and a full report provided to explain the findings, what they mean and give recommendations for support. Reports are prepared in accordance with professional requirements and guidelines and are written clearly to be easily understood and helpful for the future. We are happy to talk through the report with you.

Assessments for dyslexia are available across the South-West of England.