University Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment

What is an dyslexia diagnostic assessment?

In order to diagnose dyslexia in an adult (18+), a full diagnostic assessment is required. The diagnostic assessment must be carried out by a qualified professional to confirm an associated specific learning difficulty.

We can also offer additional diagnostic interviews for Developmental Coordination Disorder, DCD (otherwise known as Dyspraxia), or ADHD for educational and workplace purposes only, as a holistic SpLD Assessment.

How much is an assessment?

Your university may fund all or part of a diagnostic assessment. You will need to check with your relevant staudent team to check how much you may be eligle for.

A full dyslexia diagnostic assessment for an adult is £575.

A holistic SpLD assessment for dyslexia and an additional exploration/diagnostic interview for DCD or ADHD is £725

Please note that payment is required in full prior to the assessment taking place.

What happens during the assessment?

The assessment will be carried out by a professionally qualified and experienced assessor.  The majority of our assessments are via an online platform (usually Zoom). The assessor will:

  • discuss your background, previous educational experiences and current needs.
  • carry out a series of tests designed to measure performance across a range of activities
  • identify a pattern of difficulties and strengths which will allow the assessor to determine whether dyslexia is present.

The assessment will identify strengths and weaknesses and make relevant recommendations bespoke to you.

The process is confidential and the assessment is conducted privately over a period of 3-4 hours (usually during normal working hours).

What happens after an assessment?

Upon the conclusion of the assessment, a comprehensive report will be provided within 21 days that will give the results of the tests and make recommendations for:

  • general adjustments for study
  • appropriate access arrangements for examinations (if relevant)
  • resources available to assist you with your studies for example assistive technology programmes