Specialist one-to-one dyslexia screening for children

The Dyslexia Association provides children’s one-to-one specialist screening tests which can be completed at our office or in the child’s school (depending on location).


What is a screening test?


A screening test can provide an indication of whether a child is at risk of dyslexia.

Child writing during assessment


Who is it for?


The test is suitable for children aged 6 to 16.



Where does it take place?


One-to-one children’s screenings usually take place at our office in Nottingham, however it may be possible to provide the screening appointment in the child’s school if they are located within the East Midlands area.


How much does it cost?


A children’s one-to-one specialist dyslexia screening costs £95 (plus travel if the screening is outside of our office)


What happens after submitting a request for a children’s one-to-one screening?


You will be contacted by one of our Helpline advisors to confirm receipt of your request and to arrange an appointment.


Please note that we require payment in advance of the appointment taking place.


How long is the appointment for?


Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening appointment.


Which screening test is used?


We use the Dyslexia Screener by GL Assessment.  The screening is comprised of six tests which cover three areas, with two assessments for each: Ability, Attainment and Diagnostic.  In addition to this, our assessor will ask your child to complete a 10 minute free-writing exercise which can provide additional evidence of dyslexia.


What happens next?


Feedback will be provided by the specialist on completion of the screening test and you will be provided with a report which details the outcome of the screening.