|A full diagnostic assessment will provide a profile of strengths and weaknesses which, together with background information and observations, will be analysed to help identify dyslexia or signs of other specific learning difficulties such as dyspraxia or dyscalculia. It could highlight other barriers to learning such as motor coordination or visual difficulties.
|Assessment can be undertaken at any age, but an introductory telephone conversation will help establish whether it is the best way forward.
Prior to assessment, you will be asked to complete and return a questionnaire by an agreed date. This will help the assessor prepare for the assessment and support analysis of the assessment outcome.
The assessment will take place at the assessor’s home and will last between 2.5 and 3.5 hours, depending on the age of the person being assessed. The assessment cannot be observed by the parent so it is customary for the parent to leave the child to be assessed; a text message will notify you when your child is ready for collection.