What help is there for dyslexic children in schools?
All dyslexia diagnostic assessments are validated and approved by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC).
The assessment reports are nationally recognised and clearly state the diagnosis and recommendations for moving forwards in school, Further and Higher Education or in the workplace. The assessment reports can be used as medical evidence when applying for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
Having a full diagnostic dyslexia assessment is the first step to ensuring that the dyslexic individual receives the correct specialist support, strategies and interventions that they need to succeed and to make progress.
What happens during a dyslexia assessment?
The possible co-occurrence of associated specific learning difficulties such as Dyspraxia/ DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Visual Difficulties may also be noted but these will require further investigation by an appropriate professional.
What is in a dyslexia assessment report?
A comprehensive dyslexia report will include some or all of the following: