Back Back

Dyslexia Assessments

Age Range: 8-11 years

Designed for: Families

Before the assessment takes place, we gather relevant information from parents and school staff to serve as background information. Our therapists then assess the child’s cognitive skills – including evaluating aptitude for learning (IQ), working memory, processing speed and phonological awareness – and attainment skills, including reading, writing, handwriting speed and, potentially, mathematics.

Following the assessment, we provide a diagnosis of dyslexia (if applicable), identify strengths, areas for improvement, and recommend learning support strategies.

We may also refer to other specialists such as Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists for a more comprehensive understanding of their needs and additional support strategies.

Dyslexia Assessments can look at:

  • Working memory
  • Processing speed
  • Phonological awareness
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Dyslexia

Our Process

Step 1

Referral information is collected from parents/carers or school by our admin team and reviewed by our specialist clinicians.

Step 2

The assessment is conducted by a skilled therapist that will utilise a range of standardised assessments, informal observations, informal discussion with parent/carer or teaching staff. Assessment tools are selected by the therapist and are delivered at an appropriate level for the child or young person to access.

Step 3

The clinicians will provide feedback and recommendations for next steps where appropriate.