Dyslexia Support Lancashire
Helen Nelson - BA Hons, Post Graduate Diploma SpLD, AMBDA, APC, MDG
Supporting clients with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia tests across Lancashire and the North West
AND undertaking tests online for anyone across the UK
Full Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment for Children and Adults (Including workplace needs)
£350 face to face or £350 online
A Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment, either for children or adults, consists of a full range of tests to assess underlying ability, attainment in spelling, writing, reading and numeracy, and a range of underpinning tests to assess working memory, speed of processing and phonological awareness. The assessment takes around three hours and can be administered over one or two sessions.
Following the assessment, a detailed report is written. A zoom follow-up consultation can also be provided if required.
The fee is due on the day of the assessment.
The assessment can be conducted at my address in Preston or online for ages 9+
Assessments conducted at a client's school, workplace or home address may incur an additional fee, depending on location.
Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA) Assessment
For student’s studying at Higher Education Level
£350 face to face or £350 online
The Disabled Students' Allowance provides extra financial help if you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia. It is paid on top of the standard student finance package and does not have to be repaid. To apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance, evidence of the disability must be provided. In the case of dyslexia, this would be a current up-to-date Dyslexia Assessment conducted by a Specialist Teacher holding a current Assessment Practising Certificate (APC.)
As I hold an Assessment Practising Certificates (APCs) I can assess students for DSA. A full range of tests is administered, and the assessment takes around three hours. A full report is then written in line with current guidelines. This can be submitted to Student Finance and the client's university to arrange the necessary support and resources.
Assessments can be conducted at my office or online.
Details on the Disabled Student's Allowance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas
Dyslexia Screening with a Short Report
£150 face to face or online
Not suitable for DSA or ECHP purposes
Does not provide a diagnosis.
This is a mini assessment that looks at the key traits expected in a dyslexia profile and looks at some literacy attainment.
A summary report (about 8 pages) will be produced which will contain a summary of the test results, a conclusion and recommendations for support at home and school. This report cannot be used for DSA or ECHP evidence, and some schools may prefer a full test with a diagnosis. We ask clients to check with the school before the assessment that the school will be happy with a shorter report. The testing takes around 1.5 hours.
Exam Access Arrangements Testing
(price on application)
This assessment is for children or adults who have been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Difficulty or who has previously received Access Arrangements in either National Curriculum Tests or GSCE, GNVQ or GCE examinations. This testing can only be conducted if the school is in agreement and contact has been made between the assessor and the school’s SENCO.
If you are a school that requires Exam Access Arrangement Testing, I offer package prices.