Literacy Skills Screening

This level of assessment does not provide a diagnosis of dyslexia

It gives information about learning skills and current literacy knowledge, along with recommendations to support future learning.

What is involved?

Reading, writing and spelling skills are tested. Underlying ability is assessed along with skills such as memory and processing speed. Information is also collected about the student’s background and educational history.

How long does it take?

The assessment usually lasts about two hours. Breaks can be taken at suitable points.

What is in the report?

A report outlining attainment levels along with strengths and weaknesses in learning skills is provided. Recommendations are given which may include further investigations or strategies for learning.

Who can be assessed?

This assessment is suitable for everyone from the age of six years.

How much does it cost?

The fee of £245 includes a post-assessment consultation to discuss the report. For an additional £30 Form 8, Section C for Exam Access Arrangements can be completed.

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