Assessments are available for children, students and adults. The process lasts approximately four hours, including a diagnostic interview and testing. A comprehensive report will be prepared and a follow-up appointment arranged to discuss the report findings and the way forward. The assessment process is comprehensive and involves a diagnostic interview, where information is given regarding your background and learning experiences, and a range of tests including literacy skills and intelligence testing, which takes approximately four hours. As many breaks as required will be incorporated including a lunch hour. A report is then prepared over a period of two weeks, followed by another appointment when the findings are discussed to define recommendations and the way forward, having highlighted the individual’s strengths and weaknesses.

Assessments for Children

Assessments can be carried out for children from the age of 7 years. For children a questionnaire will be sent to the school once the parent/carer has given permission and a further questionnaire will be completed by the parent/carer prior the assessment. The diagnostic interview is carried out with the child and parent participating. Testing then follows, which will include as many breaks as the child needs and also incorporates a lunch break. Upon completion a follow up appointment will be made, usually approximately two weeks later.

Disabled Students Allowance Assessments

The Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) pays for support to level the playing field in Higher Education for students with disabilities including dyslexia.

To enable students who are studying at university to apply for the DSA, a dyslexia report is required. Assessors at Dyslexia Inspired are suitably qualified to carry out these assessments. Testing will take approximately four hours with as many breaks incorporated as required. Following the production of a report, the student will return for a follow up appointment when the report will be discussed to ensure full understanding before starting university.

Workplace Assessments

Assessments for adults are available, including people in the workplace. This can often help to make sense of your learning experiences, to realise your own strengths and weaknesses and to help to move forward.