Dyslexia assessments give a “diagnosis” of dyslexia and can be arranged for:
- Children (7 – 16)
- Students (16+)
Dyslexia Assessments involve a series of diagnostic tests to determine whether an individual is dyslexic or has other specific learning difficulties.
Dyslexia Assessments look at:
- Phonological processing
- Working memory
- Visual and auditory processing
The results should be presented in an in-depth report specifying:
- Strengths and weaknesses
- Summary of recommendations
- Signposting to additional support services
The assessments should be carried out by a dyslexia trained teacher who is a fully qualified assessors registered with the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS) or a registered Educational Psychologist.
Dyslexia Assessments are acceptable as evidence for:
- Access arrangements in exams (eg extra time, reader etc)
- Access to Work support when applying for jobs or in work
- Disabled Student Allowance in Higher Education
Dyslexia Assessments take up to 4 hours to complete.
Dyslexia Cornwall does not offer an assessment service. Specialists offering this service can be found through:
- Professional Association for Teachers and Assessors of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS)
- The British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)
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If you have difficulties accessing a Dyslexia Assessment please contact our Advice Team. In exceptional circumstances we can arrange an assessment for you. We charge for this service.
Visual Stress Assessment
Visual Stress or scotopic sensitivity is often experienced by people with dyslexia, but is a separate and distinct condition.
Apparent movement and distortion of text, headaches and sore eyes are common symptoms of visual stress.
Coloured overlays and coloured lenses can improve reading experience for about 20% of the population.
Dyslexia Cornwall can signpost to local opticians/ optometrists who can assess adults and children for visual stress.
Once diagnosed, Dyslexia Cornwall can supply high quality transparent overlay sheets and reading rulers in a range of colours to suit the needs of the individual.
Please contact our Advice Team for costs and further information.