If your child is struggling with aspects of literacy, like reading and writing, then assessment can often be the first step to understanding the obstacles that are getting in the way of your child’s progress. It can be the key to unlocking their talents and self-belief. Contact me to book an assessment today.

Offering you Top Support and Dyslexia Testing in North Devon

I am a highly trained Specialist Assessor who is professionally qualified to assess, report, and diagnose dyslexia. I am also able to advise you on all aspects of dyslexia and literacy.

Providing informative dyslexia testing assessments to suit every age. The reports aim to be helpful, clear, and easy to read and understand. They contain top tips on how best the individual learns and how they can improve their future ‘lived experiences’.

Every dyslexic is an individual with individual challenges. Dyslexia manifests in many ways in both children and adults. A range of assessment packages are available to suit your needs.

Once you have booked an assessment date, and the deposit has been paid, I will ask you to complete my comprehensive questionnaire to give background information on yourself or your child. I will need this back 48 hours before the test so that I can read through this information and prepare the relevant assessments. The balance is collected when the assessment takes place.

There is time before and after the assessment for discussion about the assessment. Reports are received within a maximum of 4 weeks, but are usually received within 2 weeks.

On some occasions it is not possible to offer a clear-cut diagnosis of dyslexia. In such circumstances, a comprehensive description of the profile, including strengths and weaknesses will be given. If necessary, recommendations to other professionals, such as a speech and language therapist or occupational therapist will be included.

Assessment Packages Available at Learning with Dyslexia

A Learning with Dyslexia Specialist Assessor’s assessment is usually appropriate for persons over 6 years old who have not previously been assessed, or for those who require a full update on progress since a previous assessment.

Full Diagnostic Assessment Package- £375.00

A full diagnostic assessment involving a range of tests is carried out and a comprehensive and detailed assessment report is produced, including a diagnosis of dyslexia if, and when appropriate. The assessment will usually take three to four hours.

Each assessment report will include:

  • Summary of assessment report findings
  • Summary of background information from home and school/college, including history of support at school/college based on information given in your questionnaire
  • Detailed interpretation of test results, including:
  • General Ability
  • Attainments, e.g. reading, spelling, writing
  • Cognitive processing skills, e.g. memory, phonological awareness, speed of phonological processing
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Handwriting skills, e.g. legibility, speed
  • Conclusion – a holistic view of assessment findings
  • Table of test scores
  • Essential recommendations for supporting the learner where relevant:
  • At home
  • In the classroom
  • Access arrangements in exams
  • Specialist teacher/tutor
  • Full details of all the tests used in the session will be included for reference.
  • Suggestions for Access Arrangements in examinations will be included if appropriate.

 

Diagnostic/Educational Assessment with Summary Report Package- £325.00
A Learning with Dyslexia’s Summary Assessment report will include the same level of diagnostic testing as the Diagnostic/Educational Assessment described above and includes a shorter, summarised report.

Each assessment report will include:

  • Summary of general ability, attainments, and cognitive processing skills
  • Description of any other significant strengths and weaknesses, if appropriate.
  • All assessment information will be reported and essential recommendations given for supporting the learner, as detailed previously.
  • Suggestions for Access Arrangements in examinations if appropriate.

 

Adult/ DSA Diagnostic Assessment Report Package- £375.00
Assessments for higher education students and adults are usually sought to establish the nature of an individual’s difficulties, provide evidence for a DSA application and to give advice on future action. The assessment may indicate dyslexia, another specific learning difficulty, or that no specific difficulties exist. Whatever the outcome, recommendations are provided to help with the most appropriate way forward.

The assessment for adults lasts up to three hours, during which time you will be asked to complete a series of different tests that will provide a profile of your strengths and weaknesses. The assessment looks at background, education, ways of thinking, learning and problem-solving techniques as well as reading, writing, spelling and maths.

I will offer you an evaluation of my key findings at the end of the assessment and will also prepare a comprehensive and confidential report of the results with future recommendations for action. If your assessment has been paid for by your employer both you and your employer will receive reports. No confidential information of a personal nature will be included in the report that is sent to your employer.

Each assessment report will include:

  • Summary of assessment report findings
  • Brief summary of background information from home and school/college, including history of support at school/college
  • Detailed interpretation of test results, including:
  • General Ability
  • Attainments, e.g. reading, spelling, writing
  • Cognitive processing skills, e.g. memory, phonological awareness, speed of phonological processing
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Handwriting skills, e.g. legibility, speed
  • Conclusion – a holistic view of assessment findings
  • Table of test scores
  • Essential recommendations for supporting the learner where relevant:
  • At home
  • At work
  • In further education settings (when appropriate)
  • Access arrangements in exams (when appropriate)
  • Specialist teacher/tutor (when appropriate)
  • Full details of all the tests used in the session will be included for reference.

Access Arrangements Assessment Report Package – £140

This assessment is for finding out whether an individual is entitled to have Access Arrangements during examinations, such as a scribe, a reader and additional time.

Advisable for Y9 students onwards. This assessment will look at processing speeds, reading, spelling and writing skills.

Each assessment report will include:

  • Brief summary of background information
  • Overview of strengths
  • Overview of current difficulties
  • Recommendations and ways forwards, including information on access arrangements, metacognition, IT resources, presentation, organisation, reading, note-making and academic writing
  • Table of test scores
  • Completed Form 8 for JCQ exam access arrangements (when appropriate)
  • Please note that this is not a diagnostic report.