Adult Dyslexia Assessment Services
Dyslexia Screening & Assessment for Adults & Young People, Plymouth, Devon

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Diagnostic assessment - £275 Assessments are carried out at the centre and can be arranged at a time to suit you, including weekends and evenings. Any adult or young person aged 16 years or over is welcome.

The assessment lasts between two and three hours. It involves talking about strengths and weaknesses, schooling, coping strategies etc, and also the completion of different tasks. These will measure attainments in areas such as reading and spelling, underlying ability, and cognitive processing.

I am very happy for a parent of a young person to be present for the discussion part of the assessment. They are then welcome to wait in an adjoining room.

A detailed report will be available within two weeks. This will include my diagnosis, information on strengths and weaknesses and any appropriate recommendations. My reports meet the necessary criteria to support an application for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA).

Talks I am also available to give talks or run workshops on dyslexia, dyspraxia (DCD), ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.


Initial Screening for Dyslexia - £50 The initial dyslexia screening is a shorter session which can help you decide whether to have the diagnostic assessment. It involves asking you some questions and the completion of short tasks. At the end of it, I will discuss with you the likelihood of you being dyslexic or not. A short report is produced. If you go on to have the diagnostic assessment, the cost of the screening is deducted from the 275.

Initial Screening for ADHD - £30 Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) used to be considered a condition which children outgrew, it is now recognised that it often persists into adulthood. In fact it is not uncommon for it to co-exist with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. There are three subtypes of ADHD - Inattentive (previously called 'ADD); Hyperactive/Impulsive; and Combined. ADHD is pervasive in that it effects many aspects of your life and can cause significant difficulties with work, education, relationships etc.
This screening involves talking about your difficulties and experiences now and as a child and completing a screening checklist. At the end we will discuss the likelihood of you having ADHD and, if appropriate, a referral route for a diagnostic assessment. A report is produced after the screening.


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