DYSLEXIA ASSESSMENTS AND EXAM ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS IN SCHOOL
Dyslexia First works directly with schools across the North West
In the vast majority of cases for GCSE and A’ level exams, short assessments are handled in-house from Year 9 onwards. Sometimes this isn’t possible so the school would have an established working relationship with an external educational psychologist or specialist teacher.
I also work with SENCos to assess students for exam access arrangements. This will involve the SENCo or teacher completing a questionnaire for me to learn of your child’s background and current difficulties. You’ll also be asked to complete a questionnaire. The necessary standardised tests will be conducted to specifically address the exam access arrangements being considered. Within 48 hours Part 2 of Form 8 will be returned to school.
What help is there for dyslexic children in schools?
Approved dyslexia assessor
In the vast majority of cases for GCSE and A’ level exams, short assessments are handled in-house from year 9 onwards. Sometimes this isn’t possible so the school would have an established working relationship with external educational psychologists and specialist teacher assessors and can advise families on who to approach whilst following the regulations set by JCQ.
I regularly assess and I am on the SASC Approved Assessors list for common entrance and GCSEs/A’ levels exam access arrangements and am on the list of approved assessors for many schools and colleges in the following areas:
- Greater Manchester
- St. Helens
If you would like to add me to the list at your school, please get in touch.
What is in a dyslexia assessment report?
A comprehensive dyslexia report will include some or all of the following:
What can I use the dyslexia assessment report for?
Your comprehensive report is a powerful document that will help you, or your child, live life to your full potential.
The diagnosis of dyslexia is recognised under the Equality Act 2010 and will open doors allowing the individual to reach their full potential.
Adults undergoing assessment are entitled to reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
University Students will be able to use the report to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
A diagnostic report will help schools to ensure that the pupil’s needs are being met, either through appropriate differentiation or individual support