Dyslexia is defined by Rose (2009) as a “learning difficulty stemming from weak phonological processing, which primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and writing”.
However, dyslexia also has other, more subtle characteristics, which can impact on the organisation of written work, personal organisation and time management.
Dyslexia can be ‘hidden’, especially in bright children and adults who develop effective coping strategies to mask their dyslexic tendencies. Having dyslexia can have a massive impact on an individual’s academic achievement, self-esteem and confidence.
- Do you (or your child) appear to have unexpected difficulties with reading, writing or spelling?
- Are you concerned that you or your child may have dyslexia?
- Have you (or your child) been diagnosed with dyslexia and need an updated report to support your Access Arrangements or UCAS application?
- Do you (or your child) have unexplained difficulties with reading, writing and spelling?
- Do you shy away from applying for jobs or applying for promotion at work due to your difficulties?
- Would you just like to see if there is an explanation for your difficulties with reading or writing or spelling?
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, give us a call for advice and guidance
about the way forward. It is very common for SpLDs to co-exist, so our experienced assessors will tailor the assessment to suit the individual needs of the client to ensure a detailed thorough assessment of learning differences is undertaken.