Our style of dyslexia assessment

Dyslexia Positive is committed to providing assessments that suit an individual’s needs and background.  We include a mixture of qualitative and quantitative assessment tools.  We choose from a bank of assessments, which may include:

  1. A diagnostic interview probing early experience, significant indicators and the person’s self assessment of their strengths and difficulties.
  2. A reading style analysis, considering, speed, fluency, word attack skills and comprehension.  We consider single word reading and reading of extended text.
  3. A writing style analysis, considering structure, form, language, vocabulary, handwriting and word processing skills, spelling and proof-reading.
  4. A spelling error analysis.
  5. Assessments of working memory, processing speed,  hand-eye coordination, phonological awareness, verbal and visual reasoning.
  6. An assessment of underlying ability.
  7. Further tests and checklists to investigate dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attentional difficulties and the balance of co-occurring aspects.  These extra assessments add to the overall time for assessment and the potential cost.

A typical assessment could take between 3 and 5 hours contact time.

Our diagnostic assessment reports vary in length and style:

  1. A “Form 8” for applying for consideration in public examinations.
  2. A short report for an employer, a family member or the person themselves, interpreting our findings in a concise way.
  3. A full diagnostic report, meeting the requirements for applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

Get in touch

email: info@dyslexiapositive.org.uk