Getting a Diagnostic Assessment

Diagnostic Assessments can be carried out by a qualified Educational Psychologists or a Specialist Assessor,

The following organisations and individuals provide assessments for a range of SpLDs (Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD) for children and adults.

We are not recommending any of these in particular. We suggest you look at websites and contact those whichever you feel would suit your (or your child’s) needs.


DITTAS

Dyslexia Information, Training, Teaching, Assessment Service

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Independent Dyslexia Consultants

(was Adult Dyslexia & Skill Development Centre)

Dyslexia Assessment and Consultancy

Specialises in assessment, training, employment consultancy and legal work

Information sheets on website: www.workingwithdyslexia.com

Telephone: 020 7582 6117 020 7820 1970 Email: [email protected]

Dyslexia Support & Outreach Service

www.dysos.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8239 8136 07713 744 057

Email: [email protected]

British Dyslexia Association

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/services/assessments

The website page has links to dyslexia checklists for adults and children plus information about screeners, diagnostic and workplace assessments.

  • Telephone: 0333 405 4555
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Helpline: 0333 405 4567 (Tuesdays-Friday 10 am- 3 pm)

PATOSS (Professional Association for Teachers of SpLD)

Patoss has an online list of Patoss members who wish to have their names shown to other professionals or parents seeking tutors, assessment or advice. They provide specialist teaching and/or carry out assessments - for teaching, exam access arrangements or Disabled Students’ Allowance.

All those on the list are Patoss members who have an approved qualification and hold current Professional Indemnity Insurance. Details include qualifications, special professional interests, and preferred age ranges.

www.patoss-dyslexia.org/Tutor-Index-Landing