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Diagnostic Assessments

What happens after an assessment?

After a Diagnostic Assessment you will receive a written report within 15 working days.

This report will provide evidence of the individual’s dyslexic profile (if the individual has been confirmed as having dyslexia), signposting to other organisations or further assessments for specific learning difficulties (if required).

The report will include some recommendations about how to support the individual in the context of their study, the workplace or day-to-day life. Any recommendations of how an individual can be supported in the workplace are likely to be generic and not job-specific.

We aim for the report to be a document that the individual is happy to share with family, teachers, tutors, other professionals and employees if they wish, as this will give them information on how they can help to provide support.

The BDA quality assures its Diagnostic Assessment reports in line with guidelines set by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC). A copy of the assessment report will be held at the BDA according to Data Protection principles.

Workplace Diagnostic Assessment

If the individual being assessed has given their permission, a summary report (which does not refer to test scores) will be sent to the individual’s employer/line manager if the employer has paid for the assessment.

Due to data protection law the BDA require written proof of permission from the person who has been assessed before we can release the full report to the employer.

Disabled Students' Allowance

If the report is for a specific purpose such as application for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) at university, the assessor will explain how to proceed.


After receiving the report, you may like to speak to someone to discuss its findings so that you can develop a greater understanding of the results. The BDA can offer a telephone consultation with a dyslexia expert but there may be an additional charge for this.

For more information, contact our Assessment Team


Tel: 0333 405 4555

Start an application

Step 1 - Download and complete a booking pack

Child (Under 16) Booking Pack

Adult (16+) Booking Pack

Employer Booking Pack

Step 2 - Apply online

Complete your assessment application online including payment:


Step 3 - Send your booking pack to us

Completed booking packs should be sent to:

We'll be in touch to confirm payment once the booking has been arranged.


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