Dyslexia Assessment

SUSAN CAMPBELL MA BEd PGDip(Dyslexia) AMBDA PATOSS APC

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Educational Consultant

                                

6 Hampton Court Ave

East Molesey

Surrey

KT8 0BQ


Phone: 0208 398 5900 

Email:  susancampbell0@me.com


Web:  dyslexia-assess.com


EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT


       


          CHILDREN  6-18             UNIVERSITY             ADULTS



PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
considers:


Intellectual abilities, verbal, visual, and visual-spatial cognitive reasoning skills

Attainment in reading, spelling, writing, number and language development skills
Auditory and visual working memory, and speed of processing information skills

DIAGNOSTIC - identifying dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty.

SCHOOL / COLLEGE - Examination Access Arrangements

UNIVERSITY - Assessment for DSA (Disabled Students Allowance)


 DYSLEXIA


Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that makes it more difficult for the dyslexic learner to acquire reading, spelling, writing, and sometimes numeracy and organisational skills.

It has a neurological basis and is characterised by delays in literacy development that are often unexpected in relation to age and other cognitive and academic abilities, and have been resistant to appropriate educational opportunities.

Underlying factors include weaknesses in working memory, difficulties with phonological processing (mapping sound patterns onto letters) and speed of processing information, which create barriers to learning.  Dyslexia is a condition that can affect people of all ages and abilities.

Characteristics commonly associated with dyslexia:                                          

        Unexplained difficulties with literacy


        Standard of reading and writing falls below that expected for ability  

    

        Difficulty remembering instructions, lists, telephone numbers


        Inconsistent spelling - spell the same word in a variety of ways


        Able to answer questions orally but unable to write them down


        Difficulty organising written work – stories, essays, reports


        Difficulty telling right from left or reading maps                           

              

        Disorganised - lose possessions, forget appointments


        Lack confidence in own abilities – poor self esteem and motivation