If you are concerned that your child has a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, then a full diagnostic assessment should be carried out because a delay may result in negative self-esteem.

Studies have demonstrated that results can increase your child’s self-esteem because they can explain their difficulties. In time they can understand they have a difference in thinking style and learn differently. The findings from a diagnostic report can provide benefits such as identifying strengths, weaknesses, access exam arrangement, recommendations and accessing help and resources. Studies clearly show that early identification and intervention is important when supporting your child’s learning needs.

The tests used are standardised and comprehensive. A dyslexia assessment will involve a discussion about your child’s developmental history and will include a range of cognitive, underlying (intelligence) ability, literacy and if needed numeracy tests. The results will be analysed and you will receive a comprehensive confidential report.

I can offer assessments from 7 years through to adults.

Depending on the results, your child maybe be eligible for access arrangements. This means he/she may be able to receive:

  •  Extra time
  •  A reader
  •  Oral language modifier
  •  A scribe
  •  Using a computer instead of handwriting
  •  Using assistive software (screen reader/voice recognition)
  •  Exam papers to be on a coloured paper in dyslexia friendly font
  •  Hard copy instead of on screen
  •  Supervised rest breaks

Assessments can take between 2-3 hours and take place in my home, your home, in your child’s school or college.


  • Initial consultation £50
  • Full diagnostic assessment from £400
  • Assessment for access exam arrangements £150
  • Handwriting assessment £150.
  • Visual Stress Screening (Irlen Syndrome) £100 and £50 when conducted alongside the full diagnostic assessment

Depending on where you live, travelling expenses may be added to the initial cost of the assessment.