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Diagnostic Assessments for Dyslexia or Dyscalculia

Overview

There are many reasons to have a Diagnostic Assessment for Dyslexia. You may wish to apply for a Disabled Students' Allowance, Exam Access Arrangements or Reasonable Adjustments in the workplace. You may just want to have a greater understanding of why you, your child or employee are experiencing difficulties and how these can best be supported. We cannot assess for any other Specific Learning Difficulties.

We assess from age 7 onwards to comply with the SASC guidelines (SpLD Assessment Standards Committee), this is the governing body for our specialist teacher assessors.

If the assessment is being funded by a third pary such as the child’s schools, a local authority, a university, an organisation or your employer we will organise the assessment for you under our Corporate Assessment Service.

Funding.

Unfortunately, there is no direct funding for diagnostic assessments in schools, colleges or anywhere else, generally, assessments have to be paid for by the person, parent, or employer.

Remote Diagnostic Assessment Service.

If the person being assessed is aged 12 years and over and is able to manage a remote assessment, our approved assessors can offer remote assessments via a video platform such as Zoom. The cost of an assessment with a specialist teacher is is £660 and an assessment with a psychologist is £840.

Corporate Assessment Service.

The BDA can arrange assessments which are funded by schools, local authorities, universities, organisations and employers. The cost of an assessment is £660 (£550 + VAT) with a specialist teacher. Our specialist teachers have a current Assessing Practicing Certificate (APC). An assessment with a psychologist is £840 (£700 + VAT).

All associate psychologists are registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). The locations that we can offer are listed in the booking pack, these are kept up to date, if we do not have an assessor in your area we can offer a remote assessment by remote video platform. Assessors are booking many months in advance.

Reports following a Diagnostic assessment are not intended to be used in a court of law. If you require the assessment for a tribunal or court case you would require an expert witness. A directory can be found here.

Start an application

Which service are you booking for?

Step 1 - Download and complete an enquiry form

Download Dyslexia Referral Assessment enquiry form

Step 2 - Send your enquiry form to us

Completed enquiry forms should be sent to:
assessments@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Step 1 - Download and complete an enquiry form

Download Dyscalculia Referral Assessment enquiry form

Step 2 - Send your enquiry form to us

Completed enquiry forms should be sent to:
assessments@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Step 1 - Download and complete a booking pack

Download Adult (16+) booking pack

Download Child (Over 12) booking pack

Step 2 - Send your booking pack to us

Completed booking packs should be sent to:
assessments@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Step 3 - Payment

Please add your payment details

Add payment details

Prices

Specialist Teacher - £660.00
Psychologist - £840.00

Step 2 - Send your booking pack to us

Completed booking packs should be sent to:
assessments@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Step 3 - Payment

Please add your payment details

Add payment details

Prices

Specialist Teacher - £660.00
Psychologist - £840.00