SERVICES AND FEES
What dyslexia services do I offer?
I offer a free initial advice session to discuss any concerns you may have or if you would like to find out more about the assessment process. This can be done face to face or on the telephone. I also offer a screening test for dyslexia which does not result in a formal diagnosis but can highlight indicators of dyslexia. This can help to decide if a full assessment is necessary. Please get in contact for more details about dyslexia screening. If you decide that you wish to go ahead with a full diagnostic assessment then the cost for this service is £380.
What does a dyslexia assessment involve?
The first step is to fill in a questionnaire. This helps helps to gather important background information. It may be necessary to send questionnaires for the school or the employer, and clients are asked to forward these on. The assessment normally takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and may be completed over one or two sessions, depending on the individual. Once the assessment is completed you will receive a detailed report within 2 weeks. The report will outline strengths and areas of development and whether a specific learning difficulty (dyslexia) is present. The report will also provide guidance and practical strategies. A follow up consultation can be arranged to discuss the findings of the report. The assessment can take at my address in Horsforth, Leeds or I can travel to your home/school/workplace. Weekday and weekend appointments are available to suit your needs.
Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA)
A formal diagnosis of dyslexia can be used when applying for DSA to ensure support at university. DSA can provide software, equipment and study skills tuition to students studying at Higher Education level. In order to apply for DSA there must be a formal diagnosis in place. The assessment reports that I produce are written in accordance with the DFE guidelines and are recognised by examination boards/universities. More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas
Assessments for Exam Access Arrangements
Exam access arrangements refers to reasonable adjustments that can be made for an exam candidate and might include things like extra time or the provision of rest breaks. Such arrangements must reflect the student's normal way of working. In the vast majority of cases, assessments for exam arrangements are carried out by the school. In order for my report to be used for exam access arrangements, the school/college would need to accept me as an approved assessor and joint paperwork would need to be filled in. Therefore, it is advised that you speak with the school SENCo in the first instance or contact me if you wish to discuss this further.