Services provided by Independent Dyslexia Consultants
We provide a wide range of services – from assessments,
training and personal development to awareness raising, consultancy and
research - which enables us to tailor our services to your specific needs
and priorities, developing strategies and solutions appropriate to your
situation. We will work with you on a one-to-one basis to identify
particular learning issues, and to establish methods for overcoming
• Telephone advice and information
• Free half-hour chat
• Top-up IT training
• Evening workshops in developing creative skills
• Lectures, talks and workshops to local groups
What is an assessment?
Identifying dyslexia involves differential diagnosis. This is a process of identifying factors that might explain the inconsistencies reflected in an individual's performance. The format is essentially the same for children and adults, and for all specific learning difficulties.
It begins with the administration of a comprehensive measure of intellectual abilities, including language skills, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, spatial ability, memory and processing ability. It also includes separate measures of different kinds of memory. Reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension are tested, as is spelling.
Immediately after the assessment the results are explained and verbal advice on the development of skills and strategies is given. This is followed up by the provision of a comprehensive written report containing recommendations, which can be used to access resources. Our reports are accepted by employers, educational institutions, Local Education Authorities. They have also been used as evidence in Courts, Employment Tribunals and Special Education needs Tribunals.
information on any service, please call us on 020 7388 8744.